Guest Blog on Writers Digest

–> Check out my guest blog on Writer’s Digest as part of their ongoing series, “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far.” Big thanks to Chuck Sambuchino.

You can’t do it alone. That mythology of a lone writer in a room banging out the perfect novel on a typewriter—it’s just a myth.

Launch Party with Questlove…



Me & Q

Questlove spinning "The Suicide Set"

Questlove spinning “The Suicide Set”

…was freaking epic. BIG thanks to EVERYONE who came out—we honored those passed, we danced, we drank, and I read some stuff and signed a bunch of books. I was absolutely flabbergasted by some of the people who made it out; it was truly a mixed bag of friends from all aspects of my compartmentalized life. And it got decidedly funky in there in a very real way. Questlove introduced his set by saying that it was the hardest thing he’d ever been asked to do, and then proceeded to tear it up. I was hypnotized by both the set and the ballz-out dancing that ensued, and I don’t think I’ll ever think of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” the same way.

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TIME OUT NY Critics pick!

Link.  Questlove’s “Suicide Set” at my book launch on World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th is a TIME OUT NEW YORK Critics pick! And I really dig that whoever wrote the blurb is old-school enough to remember that Trash Bar used to be Luxx. That’s some hipster-ness:

“The party is a celebration of the release of novelist Bradley Spinelli’s new book, Killing Williamsburg. Bonus: It’s being held at the club that once served as the epicenter of the really, really dead electroclash scene.”