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When I interviewed Sean Penn for Powell’s, I did not expect him to have read my book. But not long after I met the actor-turned-author, I discovered he had. He told me it had reminded him of Ed Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang. My hand flew to my heart, like somebody’s old Southern auntie. “Oh my goodness!” I said. “I feel … Read More

Hot Season: The Soundtrack

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What a pleasure it was to create a soundtrack for my debut novel, Hot Season, for Large Hearted Boy, a website dedicated to the connections between literature and music. As I sat down to write this piece, it occurred to me that every chapter of my book had a signature song. So imagine my delight when I discovered that David … Read More