March 1st, 2023
What would it look like if Quentin Tarantino wrote a sci-fi book about an alien invasion?
My first novella, Them, might be the closest we get, and this is how I’ve sold it to everybody else over the ten years since its release.
The book is an explosion of pop culture, complicated characters, and bodily fluids. It centers on Kim, a complex, sweet, and violent young woman whose parents are taken away from her the day we’re invaded by beings from the sky.
It’s the first half of a wild series that concludes with Us, which is our feature for next month.
For March, we’ll explore everything my first novella has to offer, what it meant to me then, and what it means to me now.
We’ll review a review, discuss the problematic and progressive elements that make up its structure, and I’ll try to elaborate on what it’s like to be in active addiction while trying to publish your first work (and raise the cash for it, to boot).
Feel free to ask any questions you have about it, too.
Like the road trip in its pages, I hope you’ll trust and take the ride with me.