My First Local Boy Makes Good Story


You’ll notice a lot of the headlines this week start with My First. This wasn’t intentional but rather an outgrowth of my genuine excitement for this fun time in my life. I’m like a kid experiencing an amusement park for the first time. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I hope I never lose this sense of wonder with this stuff.

And to that end, look at this awesome profile of me from the Flint Journal.

Growing up in the Flint area, I read the Flint Journal all the time and it for the longest time it was the biggest paper I knew about. So to see this great feature they did on me for the publication of Murder Boy is pretty exciting. There are a few minor corrections: I never ran Carina Press, I was a freelance editor for them, and Jason and I were never colleagues, but I love the spirit of the piece and think it’s a nice profile of who I am and how I got where I am today.

Thanks also to Laura Lippman whose blurb is featured quite prominently in the story and really has been a huge inspiration as a writer and parent.