Be with Me Always is officially out in the world!

Today was launch day for my debut essay collection, Be with Me Always.

In the morning I visited the Essays & Criticism section at Politics and Prose and saw it on the shelves:


BWMA and me at P&P 2

In the afternoon I read that it made the top 100 in “Best Sellers in Essays” on Amazon, thanks to all of you who ordered it today and pre-ordered it earlier!


And tonight I’m going to eat some cake and watch Wuthering Heights because that’s where the title comes from (not the film, but the novel).

Tom Hardy says Be with me always

Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!

And that is a very good book birthday.

Ten more days until Be with Me Always

In just ten days Be with Me Always will be officially out in the world!  If you can’t wait, you can pre-order it here.

Meanwhile, Poets & Writers gives a tiny preview of it in their column “Page One:Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin” along with these other lovely titles:

After Page One

I’ll be posting more news soon, but if you’d like to look at my reading schedule to hear more from Be with Me Always in person, you can find it here.

Thanks — as always — for your interest!

On the ordinary and the extraordinary …

My essay “Assemblage” is in the Dangerous Creations issue (print only) of Creative Nonfiction.  It’s about hearts and minds and life and death and writing and twins.


But if you want to read something that’s just a quick click away, Essay Daily has a lovely series of meditations called “What Happened on June 21, 2018,” which is exactly what it sounds like.  You can read all kinds of essayists’ “happenings” on the first day of summer — including mine.


Thanks, as always, for reading!