Today, November 18, marks the launch of the refurbished edition of “The Leaving of Things” from Lake Union Publishing. Since acquiring the book back in April, the Lake Team partnered with me in taking the story through a fresh round…

Giveaways and Lotsa Music on the Final Day till Launch!

Today marks the final day before The Leaving of Things debuts in its new incarnation from Lake Union Publishing (preorder here!). I’m very pleased for the book, and I hope that the refurbished edition attracts more readers to a story that…

Book Release Update and Sneak Peak at New Cover

Sorry I’ve been away for so long. We’re less than four months away from the re-publication of The Leaving of Things, and I couldn’t be more excited. Book-wise, I’ve spent the past couple of months going through the copy edits…

Next Stop: Amazon Publishing!

For many books, the self-publishing route leads to complete fulfillment for the author, in terms of sales, platform-building and, all in all, the sense of control he/she has over the entire process and, then, the hefty share in royalties, to…

Praise from Portland Book Review

Nathanial Garrod of the Portland Book Review awarded The Leaving of Things 5 stars in his recent review of the book. I’d been waiting for the review for a few weeks, so, first off, I was overjoyed and relieved that…

Interview with The Isthmus!

This week, I did an interview with Jessica Steinhoff, Arts Editor of my hometown alt weekly The Isthmus. It was a great conversation and a lot of fun. It’s pretty wonderful to be the subject of an article in a paper…

So here’s the thing: Six months after the publication of the book, you know what I find myself obsessed with? Sales and reviews. Isn’t that terrible? I find myself checking Amazon and Goodreads for new reviews and KDP for sales…

It was a nice surprise to see The Leaving of Things in the Bookshelf section of the latest On Wisconsin Magazine (Winter Issue, 2013). Seeing the book mentioned in the alumni magazine of my alma mater was sentimental, humbling and…