Literary Atlanta

I made my first-ever podcast appearance on Literary Atlanta, hosted by the fabulous Alison Law. I don’t think I sounded as much like a bumbling idiot as I feared I might, which I give Alison full credit for–she asked the right questions, and she’s...

Can’t. Keep. Up.

I’m drowning, but in a good way. It’s how Scrooge McDuck must have felt breast-stroking in his sea of gold coins.¬†Luckily, Georgia got a snowday yesterday, which gave me a second to come up for air, and now I’m all re-charged to share the latest...

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Brass does, and fortunately it made the Millions’ “Great 2018 Book Preview” cut, so its dreams are now reality. Plus, Chicago Review of Books named Brass one of the “Most Anticipated Fiction Books of 2018,” Nylon called it “One of...

Bitch, Fast Company, and more Bustle & Book Riot

The first two aren’t just nicknames I had in high school: the first called Brass One of the 13 Books You Must Read This January, and the second included Brass in the “read” category of their 71 Things to See, Hear, and Read This January. Plus,...

Presents from Elle, Bustle, and Connecticut Magazine

Unlike the wayward Christmas present I ordered for my partner which the USPS lost track of somewhere near Atlanta, the gifts to Brass keep coming: now Elle, Bustle, and Connecticut Magazine are showering Brass with all sorts of nice wordy...

Internet famous!

Which is not famous. And I’m not on enough social media to even get internet-famous, so I’m pretty much unknown virtually and in real-life, except at the local Y, where I’m semi-popular in limited circles. But somehow, the NY Times and Huffington...

Southern Living, y’all

It’s what I do as a resident of Athens, Georgia, and it’s the lifestyle magazine–as ubiquitous below the Mason-Dixon line as kudzu–that named Brass one of the “Books Coming Out This Winter That We Can’t Wait to Read.” This...

Booze! Women! Movies!

But not books! Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), in defending the Senate tax reform bill’s doubling the threshold of the estate tax from $5.5 million to $11 million, told the Des Moines Register,¬†“I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that...

Book Riots are Usually Quiet Riots

But not in this case, because seeing Brass on Book Riot’s “101 Books Coming Out in 2018 That You Should Mark Down Right Now” made me squeal for real.

Brass a Spring 2018 B&N Discover Great New Writers Selection

Yes, the very same Barnes & Noble where I spent all my lonely Friday nights as a youngster, wondering what it would be like to be a writer with a book on a shelf. Brass is going to be on a shelf, guys. On a shelf in a special display section, face-out, at Barnes...