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April 23, 2019

Since it's been a while, I figured I'd shed some light on some of the goings-on in my world. I launched a new newsletter over at Substack. It's called The Study

July 19, 2018

The Coil Magazine was kind enough to publish my essay about my favorite time of day in New York City for their "The Last Thing I Loved" series.

Read it here.

July 10, 2018

The decades had piled up in Jasper Lee Mullen’s basement, everything dusted with the mildew of a man’s life. Three days after his funeral, his grandson knelt over a box of papers wondering how to drain an ocean of clutter.

June 1, 2018

I was honored to be asked to provide a short story to accompany stationery company Baron Fig's latest limited edition Squire pen, Mysterium. What's even cooler is that my words are on the packaging for every pen sold! I can't believe it.

They sent us up here to find som...

March 30, 2018

Look, I know these days there are a lot of “National [BLANK] Days” and it can get silly, but think of all the wonderful things pencils have done for us. They’ve let us write love letters and great novels, they’ve rewound busted mixtapes, and they’ve allowed us to ask o...

December 1, 2017

It's been a while, so I thought I'd provide some updates on my writing and other projects going on. 


I'm lucky enough to know some wonderful people in the stationery community who put up with my ramblings enough to post them to their own blogs. Below are some re...

September 11, 2017

We are stressing ourselves to death on the internet and we are self-medicating with analog tools.

August 6, 2017

via Gizmodo:

At an anti-library closure protest, local magician and comics legend Alan Moore had some surprising words for those who hope to break into the wide world of published writing.


"Publishing today is a complete mess. I know brilliant authors who can’t get th...

July 31, 2017

In just over one month, everyone's favorite literary podcast they've never heard of, COVERED, comes back for its fourth season and it's a special one: Season 4 is all about women authors.

July 27, 2017

I've come to a point where I'm doing so much and in so many different areas that I needed a place to keep it all. A place for COVERED listeners and YouTube viewers and the few of you who've read my writing to congregate to keep up with everything going on. 

Well, here i...

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The Coil Magazine was kind enough to publish my essay about my favorite time of day in New York City for their "The Last Thing I Loved" series.

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