Hello October. I have a new and very personal essay up at Catapult. It’s called What is Left, What is Held, What is Grown as Roots. In it, I talk about the year of missing my father after his death last year, and parenting during a pandemic and what it’s like seeing and feeling the effects of the racial violence stoked by the president against people who look like us, and other things. It’s here.
I am THRILLED my first nonfiction book PLEASE DON’T KILL MY BLACK SON PLEASE has sold to Vintage Books, home of Toni Morrison & James Baldwin, my literary mom & dad since I first read them at the age my kiddo is now and their books changed my life forever. Thanks to my family and the brilliant Sarah Bowlin and Maria Goldverg. The Publisher’s Weekly article is here.