Again, thanks to Doug Gordon for inviting me to read at Muse House! For this one, I decided to go with dramatic black-and-white:
Big thanks to Doug Gordon, host of the All But True reading series at Muse House, for inviting me to read from The Grievers last night. This time around, the battery in my camera managed to hold its charge for the duration of my reading (unlike last time!). In this clip, I begin with some…Read more Muse House Reading (part one)
First, I want to thank everyone in the blogging community and beyond for being so generous in your support of my work. Over the past few months, I'd had the rare opportunity to form what I can't call anything other than friendships with people who would otherwise be complete strangers -- people who live not…Read more Delay on The Grievers
I was scanning the shelves in search of my own books at the local library a few days ago* when I spotted The Might Have Been by Joseph M. Schuster. Of course, when I first spotted the book, the author's first name was covered by stickers reading "NEW" and "F - SCH," so all I…Read more Schuster vs. Schuster
Apparently I'm not the only author with Grievers on the brain. Unbeknownst to me--at least while I was writing The Grievers--fantasy author James Dashner was creating his own Grievers, a race of slug-like creatures with metal appendages that appear in his 2009 novel The Maze Runner. In order to spare readers any confusion that might…Read more How to Tell a Griever from a Griever
Here's another passage I had to cut from The Grievers when I changed Charley's job from being a teacher to being a human dollar sign. Of course, I probably would have cut this passage regardless. I think it's a little to "meta," since Charley and his students are discussing his life as if it's a…Read more A Kind of Jesus Figure
Funny where the mind goes when you let it wander.