Some New Things

Issue 2 of my terrible online magazine (with amazing contributors) is finally live. If you missed issue 1, worry not…simply keep on scrolling sideways. CRONY DEUX And I wrote a little something about my surfing life for a collaboration between Trop and Underwater New York. Sand in My Joints I’ve tried to write surf stories many times before, and it’s never felt right. This one … Continue reading Some New Things


The writing doesn’t stop on the last page, folks, even once the book is in print. If you’re curious to read some of the occasional pieces I’ve put out in the past months, here’s a roundup: Research Notes (at Steve Himmer’s Necessary Fiction) – in which I provide actual JPEGs to go with passages from PANORAMA CITY. What’s the First Thing You Ever Made, Antoine … Continue reading crumbs

DFW on Fiction & Nonfiction

This seems wise & articulates something I’ve been thinking for a long time now, so I thought I’d share it. Fiction’s abyss is silence, nada. Whereas nonfiction’s abyss is Total Noise, the seething static of every particular thing and experience, and one’s total freedom of infinite choice about what to choose to attend to and represent and connect, and how, and why, etc. That’s David … Continue reading DFW on Fiction & Nonfiction

that first novel was not a fluke

Six years ago, anticipating the release of my first novel, THE INTERLOPER, I scribbled some hesitant notes toward a new thing. Then I tossed out those notes and scribbled some more notes, less hesitant, toward what would become PANORAMA CITY. Today, exactly today, it’s a book. I’m feeling something like parental pride. For the next month or so, I’ll be helping my novel make its … Continue reading that first novel was not a fluke

I hereby invite any and all crowdsourced book trailers for PANORAMA CITY.

So today I got an email from my old school writing homie John Woodward, sympathizing with my book trailer plight. Not only sympathizing, but linking to a trailer Woody himself threw together: THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN ANYTHING I AM WORKING ON. In exchange for his fine work, Woody gets my eternal gratitude.* *Which he had already. Continue reading I hereby invite any and all crowdsourced book trailers for PANORAMA CITY.