It was quite a summer. All told, The Vacationers spent ten weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Ten weeks! That is crazy and amazing and I peeked through my fingers at it the whole time, so sure that it would vanish if I looked too closely. I feel deeply aware that selling so many books is an act of magic, of timing and luck and the right jacket and the right pub date. If you bought my book, or know someone who did, or checked it out of your local library, thank you. It boggles my mind to know that my book has been in so many hands. Thank you.
And, if you read and liked the book, I have some good news. I’ve just sold my next two books to Riverhead, and am at work on the first of those novels now. It’s about a neighborhood, and ambition, and marriage, and music. There’s a teenaged boy. There’s a teenaged girl. There’s trouble in many forms. I’ll tell you more when there’s more to tell, but expect it tentatively to be coming out in June 2016.
Ever forward! xoxoxoo
I talked to Yahoo about my hippie summer camp.
A New Take on Editorial & Discovery
One of the original inspirations for starting Oyster was to reimagine bookstore browsing for a digital device. Paraphrased from my notes, shortly after starting Oyster with Andrew and Eric in late 2012: “The bookstore has endless shelves to browse, no…
Nobody asked me, but here’s my additional blurb about Kevin.
"Stylish and funny! Who let this guy work in publishing?!"—Emma Straub, bestselling author of The Vacationers.
I wrote about Rafa Nadal for Rolling Stone.
I wrote about July of 1995 for Rookie.