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a year end wrap-up.
I am not sure I will ever be able to succinctly describe 2022, certainly one of the most eventful years of my life thus far, but let’s try.
My first book, The Drowned Woman, was released in the spring. I even did a little book tour at some of my favorite bookshops (Books Inc., The Twig, and Brazos Bookstore) as well as several readings in bars and back rooms.
I made writer friends, started this Substack, and created a ‘Chill Vibes’ Discord group for fellow writers.
Assemblage was released in November and I organized a book release party with readings from local authors and music from some talented local musicians. It was, without hyperbole, one of the best experiences of my life.
I sold my third book, Foundations, and am preparing to release it in spring of 2023.
I finished a draft of an entirely new and as yet untitled manuscript this month.
I got engaged.
I swam in the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, the San Joaquin Delta, and the Guadalupe River.
I traveled to London and Edinburgh and Key West and Philadelphia, all for the first time.
I attended an entire season of SF Broadway, as well as several local theater productions and live music shows.
I got a few tattoos.
I received a Hashimoto’s diagnosis that finally allowed me to take positive control of my health.
My Favorite Reads of 2022.
Paris Stories by Mavis Gallant
Tell Me I’m an Artist by Chelsea Martin
The Pachinko Parlor by Elisa Shua Dusapin
The Diary of a Provincial Lady by EM Delafield
A Horse at Night: On Writing by Amina Cain
Daybook: The Journal of an Artist by Anne Truitt
Second Place by Rachel Cusk
White on White by Aysegül Savas
After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie by Jean Rhys
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
Happening by Annie Ernaux
I am looking forward to 2023 with my whole heart. See y’all there!