Speaking Bones event + an essay
I love July: the aromas of a charcoal grill, vacations to faraway lands, long days that last forever. And it’s even better when you’ve just released a big, thick tome.
Reader response to Speaking Bones has been incredible. My absolute favorite part of being a writer is when readers take the time and effort to reach out and tell me how my fiction has brought joy to them. When I learn that Dara has come alive in their imagination, I feel true magic has been done.
In-Person Event at the Brookline Booksmith
I’m doing an event to celebrate the launch of Speaking Bones at the Brookline Booksmith on July 7 at 6:00 PM. If you’re in the Boston area, please register and come to talk about the Dandelion Dynasty with me and get your signed copy! Should be a lot of fun.
If you can’t make this one, there are more events scheduled for Speaking Bones later in the summer. More details to come.
The Age of Stories
As part of Orion magazine’s special 40th anniversary issue, themed around the idea of reimagining the Anthropocene, I wrote an essay for them. Now, “The Age of Stories” has been published online.
History, story, spell—there is in this etymological record a fable on the relationship between the human mind and the cosmos. However much we dislike the epistemological mess, facts are not, and have never been, perfectly distinguishable from fiction. For our species, interpretation is not so muchapplied to reality as bound up with it.
It summarizes some key ideas about storytelling that have motivated my fiction, including the Dandelion Dynasty. Give it a read when you can.
Thank you, as always. And may your July be joyous and lazy.