Last summer when The Vapors was released there were no bookstores open anywhere in the United States and many of us rarely even left the house. I never…
Bucket shops, big stores, and GameStop
Perhaps the most common query I get from readers of The Vapors is “what happened to Hazel?” I suppose it’s a testament to how attached readers get to H…
I’m writing you this week with some more updates from The Vapors Basement Book Tour. I expect after this week things may slow down somewhat and I might…
This is just a quick note to let you know about a couple of upcoming events in support of The Vapors, as well as to show you a little bit of the reacti…
Today is the day. The Vapors is officially published. It doesn’t seem real yet. I’m probably more nervous than excited, honestly. It’s such an intimate…
Friends, it’s time. It’s been nearly four years since I started writing Letter from Hot Springs. When I started, I thought it would only be a year of d…
When my dad was alive, my family used to gather in Hot Springs each year for the Arkansas Derby. It always fell close to Easter Sunday, but we never we…
Three days before Christmas 1963, James Rice’s phone rang at four forty-five in the morning. The caller on the line said, “We have warned you about you…
Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton has written an op-ed in today’s New York Times calling for an “overwhelming show of force” to “restore order to our streets…
In light of the events of the past 72 hours across the country, I decided to resend this Letter from Hot Springs I wrote in 2016 while I was living in …
The New York Times recommended my book last week. Furthermore, they compared it favorably to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a book that holds…