Hello! I’ve been in hibernation, hard at work on a new novel, which will be out from HarperCollins next year. It’s part coming of age story, part murder mystery, and part modern day “The Secret Garden.” It’s set in Austin, Texas, where we used to live, and in New York City, where I grew up.
I don’t write novels quickly (that’s an understatement)—and the process sometimes makes me feel like Edward Gorey’s Mr Earbrass from “The Unstrung Harp; or, Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel”:
Here’s a snapshot of my revision desk, with handwritten drafts and notebooks and books for inspiration. No decanter of sherry, sadly:
I’ll post more details about the new novel soon! Thanks for reading! Can’t wait for spring.
(p.s. I’m on Instagram, for more regular updates & ephemera.)