May 2021

Book Launch at Grubbie Debut Series!

Can’t wait for the launch of THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE as part of the Grubbie Debut Series in three weeks’ time! Please register and come virtually hang out with me and Jonathan Escoffery, whose books will inevitably take over the literary world in the near future. Please share with anyone who might be interested in hearing about the novel and contemporary Cuba and maybe even some writing craft!

THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE is a top ten book for June at Silver Unicorn Books!

THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE is one of Silver Unicorn Books’ top ten books for June! Honored to be alongside writers such as Clint Smith and Lisa Taddeo, as well as Carol Anderson’s important work. Please check out this fantastic bookstore and be on the lookout for an event I’ll be doing there soon!

Release of THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE a month away!

Publication day for THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE is exactly a month away! As always, deeply grateful to the everyone who has generously offered their support. This is the one time I’ll ask folks to preorder the book and share the link far and wide. Pre-sales make a huge difference in the success of a book, so please help me give this Cuban novel a happy and healthy life!

Selected to Best American Essays!!!

I was delighted to learn last week that Kathryn Schulz has selected my essay, “In Orbit,” originally published in The Threepenny Review, for inclusion in this year’s BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS anthology! Publication is scheduled for fall. I’m immensely grateful to Wendy Lesser for giving the essay a home in one of my dream journals and to everyone who read early versions before it went out into the world.

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