Archive for May, 2018

The Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The drawing below is of the Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island. In reality, only the most tame patients would have been allowed outside without restraints. They'd had too may instances in the past where patients kept bolting straight ...

Why I Can’t Have Nice Things

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Normally they claw their way up the curtains to reach the plant. But every summer I put a fan in front of my air conditioner to increase the circulation, and I have to put something underneath it so it ...

My Next Two Events

Monday, May 28th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I know it seems like it's all-new-book-all-the-time around here lately. But if I haven't posted already, you really only have about a month to sell your book. It either takes off or it doesn't, or it continues to sell modestly, ...

Thank you, Astoria Bookshop and Clinton Book Shop

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

I am having such a good time at the events for my books, and I'm so grateful to the bookstores hosting events. The hardest part about writing books is selling them! You always hear writers talking about the ...

Another Creative Window in an Empty Storefront

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

One block down from the empty storefront with a bunch of loaves of Wonderbread hanging in the window is another empty storefront with this. They're cribbing from Andy Warhol. NO. I'm such an idiot. I just ...