Some questions come up a lot, so I thought I would answer them in advance and save you an email/tweet.
All three are available wherever you normally order books while wearing sweatpants… but hey, your favorite local indie bookstore could probably use the sales right now! I use that website, too, obviously, so I’m not judging you in any way… I’m just saying that I know how much of their souls book retailers put into those magic little bookstores.
You should buy yourself a copy of all three. And then three more copies for someone you love. And maybe even a third round of copies for someone you hate… start building that bridge back with a gift, y’know?
Born in Haiti, raised in Montreal, QC, defected to America for college. Four different types of Visa later, I’m still here.
Today? Hmm… Book: IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A MEMOIR by Carmen Maria Machado, Movie: THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010), TV show: DAVE (FX).
…What? This stuff takes A LOT of time. Finding readers you trust and who will set time aside to be thoughtful about your work is crucial and very rewarding… I’m all for it! (It just can’t be me. 😬)
Now, when we meet you’ll say “You’re taller in person!” but that’s just because everyone who is 5’9” lies and rounds it up to 5’10”. I’m owning being the most average height possible.
…And to be fair, one of my books is a memoir, so there’s less need to be coy about this now. Of course I wrote about you if you did something worth writing about. I’m also not great at pseudonyms, so apologies to all ‘Ethans’ and ‘Ginas’ that were turned into ‘Erics’ and ‘Tinas’. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Unfortunately, I am taking a hiatus from school and classroom visits at the moment. My Google Calendar is in advanced Tetris mode and something had to give.
I dearly miss chatting with rooms filled with dope book nerds with way cooler sneakers than mine and will make myself available again as soon as I can. Thanks for your understanding.