Barnes & Noble Rebooted

Barnes & Noble is an iconic bookstore to many of us, with the dark wood paneling, beige wallpaper adorned with vine patterns, deep green...

Amazon, Physical Bookstore?

I imagine everyone in this bookstore casting knowing glances at one another, not losing sight of the irony that the online bookstore...

Montclair Literary Tour

With the debut reading of my novel taking place in Montclair, NJ, I found myself exploring the town as I put some posters up (I'll share...

Colorado Bookstores & Other Madness

"'Oh, these Denver doldrums!' yelled Carlo to the sky." - Jack Kerouac, On the Road Now wasn't the time for you to be traversing unknown...

The Great Dinkytown Bookstore Tour

In July 2016, we stayed in the dorms at the University of Minnesota for a journalism conference. It's a beautiful campus in Minneapolis...

Cryptomnesia 2.0

Welcome to the update to my blog! I've upgraded my website and connected my blog so that everything would be in one convenient location....

Octavia Butler: Physical Writing Process

Inspiring Oneself Octavia Butler's groundbreaking writing continues to captivate readers as they rethink humanity and society through the...

Dalton Trumbo: Physical Writing Process

Writing in the Bathtub & the Duality of Screenwriter-Novelist Dalton Trumbo liked to write while he was in the bathtub. I wouldn’t say...

There Are No Cups in Kafka’s Amerika

“Sword? One supposes a mistake, since Kafka never saw the monument. Yet it grows increasingly clear that Karl has landed in a...

George R. R. Martin: Writer's Block

"My dream chronology is that the books finish first, and I do have a considerable lead over them," George R. R. Martin said in 2013,...

The American Writers Museum

Literary Tour of Chicago "The first museum of its kind in the nation!" From what I've read about the origins of the new American Writers...

DYSTOPIA

I originally posted this on Twitter, but if you weren't following along live, I thought it'd be easier to read it all listed out from...

New York City Bookstore Tour

A mysterious scroll arrived one St. Patrick's Day. I unfurled it to see this: My wife was taking me on The Great New York City Bookstore...

Gogol’s Impossibilities of Imagination

Some reflections on magical realism via Nikolai Gogol It would be easy to brush aside the absurd impossibilities of Nikolai Gogol’s “The...