After four and a half years of writing, several months of research, a brief stay at a writer’s colony, and countless hours of travel, I am done with my novel. I’m elated and exhausted; I’m happy to be finished, and sad to have to let go; but, mostly, I’m just relieved. I was taking so long with this book that I was embarrassed whenever someone asked me about it. Often, I’d mention whatever new short story or essay or book review I was writing, just to avoid having to talk about “The Novel.”
But now it’s done, done, done. It’s called Secret Son. And it will be published in April 2009, so please look for it then. Next week I will be launching a brand-new website, with some information about the book, the tour, and more.