–> WMN on Sunday — aka the Western Morning News, covering Southwest England — plugged Killing Williamsburg yesterday and quoted me praising the virtues of Scrivener, the application I’ve been using to revise the Bangkok-based novel Soi Six. The print version even had my photo.
In September’s print edition of Writer’s Digest, I was quoted several times talking about the creation of the cover of Killing Williamsburg, which was designed by Meghan Carey. The writer of the article, Grace Dobush, pulled together thoughts and tips from writers in varying hues of the small/big/self press spectrum. BEST PART: In a visual titled “successful cover design,” not only was my book listed as a thriller, but it was placed as the opposing book end to Stephen King. Gone Girl is in there too, so not too shabby for Kill Bill. Web version TK. Full PDF available for download soon.
–> And what it all means to me. With commentary on Questlove’s “Suicide Set” from last year.
–> Absolutely amazing, breathtaking essay on Killing Williamsburg in The Awl—I am humbled and awed by this, a spectacular piece of writing by William Kenton.
–> A great review from Words for Worms!
–> Always nice to get a plug from our friends at Bedford+Bowery! Hope Jesse Sposato has a great reading this weekend, too.
Because it was good. Because it was different. Because not everyone was doing it. Because true cool can never be popular.
Frontier Psych editor Keith Meatto asked me, when he heard I was going to SXSW, to write something more… overarching and thoughtful.” Or something like that. I was so dizzy and exhausted when I got back from Austin I became one of those nightmare writers, who kept stressing about word count and trying to beg more time before the deadline. I’m grateful that Keith stuck it out with me, and am very proud of the pieces that ran. It’s a two-parter, and it skews a little heavy. Part 1 is here and Part 2—skewing heavily heavy—is here.
–> It was crazy, it was wild, it was a ton of fun. I last-minute-d down to Austin to cover SXSW for New York Magazine’s Bedford + Bowery, and filed a stack of stories about New York (mostly Brooklyn) bands and filmmakers who were down for the fest.