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Y’all… this newsletter was meant to come out a few days ago, but there have been EVENTS at Casa Allan. From graduation, to party planning, to some adulting here and there…. and this kept getting pushed back. Oh, and something else happened.
The book came OUT….
…And it feels great. I am super beyond grateful of the response from friends and family. Everyone seems to be enjoying it and it’s been so much fun seeing pictures of the book out in the wild…
Which sort of inspired me to make a wee little commercial…
Although, there has been a bit of unease since I published the book. I have all this time on my hands. I’ve been wandering the house looking for things to do now that I’m not working on the manuscript. After three years of work, suddenly I have nothing to do. And I’m using the word “work” lightly, because it was pretty fun to do. (Except for all those times it wasn’t fun and I was in a state of panic, questioning everything that I was doing. But, as I’ve discovered, panic is a part of my process. It seems I like being on a metaphorical tightrope ready to plunge to my death. Fun.)
Soon, however, I got to get back to work. There’s a 2nd book coming, with plans for it to come out THIS year.
Yep. That’s right. The plan is to get Big F@!king Deal out by th — Oh, right. Spoilers: The 2nd book is going to be called Big F@!king Deal. And the plan is to get it out toward the end of 2022.
I’m super excited to get back to work (and the panic). In the meantime…
I read Rachel Howzell Hall’s They All Fall Down a couple of years ago — in the before times — and I still think about it. It’s a twist on the Agatha Christie novel And Then There Were None, where people have been invited to an island and one by one they turn up dead.
Hall’s take is refreshing and darkly comic with great character studies. Again, strangers are invited to island, far away from civilization, and we learn that each is carrying a secret. The book is told through the eyes of Miriam Macy, someone you learn that … WAIT. What am I doing? I don’t to tell you that much.That would spoil the experience.
What I will say is this: You’re in great hands with Hall. She knows what she’s doing. She makes what she’s doing look easy. It’s fun and thrilling as the secrets start spilling out and you begin to wonder who you can trust.
Get yer summer reading on.