So after years and years of working, tons of twists and turns, a shaft-job by an unstable agent a few years ago, and all the usual rejections and troubles that face aspiring authors, my first book is released today. The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales hits bookstore shelves nationwide. I’ve got 18 interviews today, followed up by a big book release party in Chicago. It’s a very exciting time and I’m both proud and humbled by the whole experience.
As I move forward in the coming days, I’m going to strive to remember and record all the small details. Both for my own memories but also to share with the loyal readers of Slushpile.net. If yall have any questions about what goes into the days following a book release, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I’ll do my best to answer any queries you have.
In short, I just want to reiterate something I’ve said recently: You can do this. You can reach this point. I’ve never been a big fan of silly, sentimental platitudes, but right now, that’s all that is coming to mind. Keep writing, keep submitting, and keep moving forward.