Push Comes To Shove

June 28th, 2021

My seventh book, Push, is locked and has been submitted for publication.

(It’s not available for pre-order… yet.)

As a creative person, sometimes you plan a multi-year project that, more or less, comes out exactly how you envisioned it (see: The Weirdos: Volume I, Them/Us).

But, sometimes, a story comes along and says: “Hey. I know you’re busy. But I think I’m something kind of special and important and maybe you should drop everything and write me right now.”

That’s what Push is.

Not only did it come out of nowhere and ask to be written immediately, but I honestly don’t think I could have written it at any other time in my life.

I thought I’d answer some questions about Push that I’ve been asked and also could potentially receive.

Q: So, I read the description you shared. The book sounds dark, bro. Is it dark?

A: Push is, in my opinion, simultaneously the darkest and most hopeful book I have written to date. I don’t want to ruin any of the experience, but it very much deals with a phenomena that society discusses at length without any good answers: how can a person who seems relatively happy to the outside world make the decision to take their own life?

Q: Do I need to read Flip, bro? I got things to do.

A: Yes. Absolutely. Some sequels exist as inconsequential pieces of a whole, but neither parts of this story are as meaningful on their own as they are together, and I really mean that. I hope a person can get something out of one or the other, but I really feel like this is a complete work. (These are both novellas, by the way; at average reading speeds, you can finish one in a few hours.)

Q: I review books. I want to review your new book, bro. Will you send me one?

A: Again, yes! I can send ebooks at any time, and paperbacks when I receive them. This goes for any of my books, by the way; just send me a message and I’ll figure out a way to get review copies to you.

Q: When does Push come out, bro?! The wait is killing me!

A: July 21st, 2021! I’ll be having a release party at Issues Needed in Apple Valley that same day for all the books I’ve released over the past year. I hope to see you there!


Published by dennisvogen

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