The Oxford American KY Music Issue Launch was amaze and so much fun! I loved everylittlething abt it. And the next day, Sturgill Simpson tweeted @ me abt it which was just icing on the cake. Thank you, Sturgill. I LOVE YOU. You can read my essay AIN'T HALF BAD @ Oxford American. Longreads featured my essay over on their site which was a real treat! And so did The Sunday Long Read! Thanks y'all! Also, I wrote abt my writing space over @ the Split Lip blog and I wrote abt Otis Redding over @ Memoir Mixtape! Pls do sign up for my TinyLetter so I can send you loveletters abt books and words and and. Only abt THREE MONTHS until WHISKEY & RIBBONS is out in the world! <3
SO STOKED to be working w/Kima Jones and her team @ JACK JONES LITERARY ARTS re: Whiskey & Ribbons. !! Read more abt the beautiful books in the current campaign and more abt Kima & Allison &&!
AND! Also stoked to announce that W&R will be translated into German (print and audio) and published by Bastei Lübbe, the largest indie publisher in Germany. And both of these things are dreams come true for me! EXCITINGGGG! <3
I wrote TO LOOK FOR AMERICA: A ROAD TRIP, A SOUNDTRACK over @ The Rumpus abt driving cross country w/my fam this summer!
South Dakota severe thunderstorm warnings and Culver’s. Minnesota car snacks and coffees. Wisconsin cheeses and my Green Bay Packers shirt. Arizona heat, the Milky Way and billions of stars above the Grand Canyon, one of the treasured “dark skies” in the country. The Pacific Coast Highway, California mornings, perfect Utah nights, Rocky Mountain Colorado, my favorite pungent Nevada sage, and lakes. Chicago traffic, etc. Miles and miles and miles. Train whistles and church bells. America.
That scene, that image sums FNLup perfectly. Coach, walking one of the kids home. Coach, looking out for him, making sure he’s okay. Don’t we all just want to be walked home? Friday Night Lights is Coach walking us all home.