On Sunday, I woke up to find a 5-star Goodreads rating for Miserere from someone in Bulgaria. He has a lovely web site too.
I also found an interview with one of my heroes, Maurice Sendak, at the Guardian yesterday. He talks about his fiction and a host of other things and people. He made my scary childhood easier with his books, because I saw I was not alone. My favorite quote from the interview is: "I refuse to lie to children," says Sendak. "I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence." And for that, I am eternally grateful.
Meanwhile, back in Grown-up Land:
I'll be speaking at the Forsyth County Library this coming Wednesday (details here), so if you're in the Piedmont Triad area and want to pop in and hear me talk about "Writing to Horrify," please come. I will be talking about the Winston-Salem Writers horror serial novel Rady, reading from Miserere and also from my current novel, The Garden.
I'd love to meet you.