1. my mother & grandmother

     

  2. the give & the take.

    It is so easy to explain happiness!

    Here, I will show you.

    I am so happy because my book came out on Tuesday. It was the most perfect day. We woke early and S rolled over and said something like, is there anyone in this bedroom that had a book come out today? and I pretended not to know and then he asked again and I still shrugged and it became a sleepy, half-dreamy game we played until I took my phone off the bedside table and saw so many messages, so many emails, so many kind people all emerging from every corner of my life to tell me I have done a good job. I have put something into the world. I have made a thing. I have seen it through to its creation.

    Harder to explain:

    The last thought I had on Monday night, the last thought before I let myself slip off into sleep, was: I have actually made it. I did not die before my book came out

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  3. the first chapter.

    My first novel came out on Tuesday.

    The past two days have been amazing & ridiculous.

    I cannot yet put them into words.

    So here is the first chapter of the book. I hope you would consider supporting my art & work & buying a copy, if the following excerpt interests you. You can also find & purchase it here & here.

    All my love & gratitude.

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    THE HALF LIFE OF MOLLY PIERCE/ one.

    There are long stretches where I don’t remember anything.

    I wake up in my car.

    I’m driving, but I don’t know where I’m driving to and I don’t know where I’m driving from.

    But it’s my car. And my things are in it.

    I just don’t know how I got here.

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  4. The galleys have arrived! 

    (new facebook page here for all author/book related spam!)

     
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