Why I Write

I’m very happy to share the news that Fiction Southeast published an essay I wrote titled “Why I Write.” It appeared in their beautiful online magazine this morning. This essay captures some of the sentiments I’ve wanted to express for several years, and Fiction Southeast seemed the perfect venue.

The essay includes real-time reflections from my book tour, moments of duress, moments of grace, and quotes from respected authors such as Pete Fromm and Barry Lopez. Here’s a teaser:

“There’s something
bigger going on when we dedicate our lives to story and it has to do with
preservation. With loving something—the world, a human being, a sentence—so
much, that you can’t stand
yourself unless you declare that love in a way others can hear…”

Read the full essay RIGHT HERE.

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