I Love New York

New York Magazine listed Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self as one of the 20 most anticipated fall┬áprose titles, and I’ll be reading in Brooklyn with Tayari Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Jeffrey Renard Allen at Ringshout’s Brooklyn Book Festival Event on September 10th. If you’re in the city, please┬ácome if you can: ringShout: A […]


1) I always forget how pretty the Smithsonian grounds and National Mall are. I’ve been hanging out there, writing with pen and paper, and taking museum breaks. I’ve also been wandering around neighborhoods where portions of my novel are set, picking out actual locations for my character’s fictitious homes. Luckily, as confirmed by numerous airport […]