“It’s an enormously lovable collection of stories that explores the alienation that most people feel, but attempts to resolve it, showing that in the end ‘We are all the same,’ if only because we all feel ourselves to be on the outside looking in.” Check out this great review of The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and other stories in Best New Fiction!
The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and other stories is available for sale now! Grab your copy here!
Hey—are you going to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Washington, DC, next week (2/9-2/11)? Well, if you’re there, you can come find David at any of these times and places:
Thursday, February 9:
- 12:15-1:15pm: David will be signing copies of his forthcoming novel, Miss Portland—AWP is the only place it’ll be available before June!—at the Orison Books table in the bookfair (table 706-T)
- 3:00-4:00 pm: David will be signing his new short story collection, The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and other stories—it’s being released at AWP!—at the University of Massachusetts Press table in the bookfair (table 872)
Friday, February 10:
- 3:00-4:15 pm: David will be signing copies of his forthcoming novel, Miss Portland, at the Orison Books table (706-T)
- 4:30-5:45 pm: David will be on the panel “Writing Neighborhoods: (Re)Creating the Places We Live” (Liberty Salon M, Marquis Marriott)
Saturday, February 11:
- 10:30 am – 12:00pm: David will be signing copies of his forthcoming novel, Miss Portland, at the Orison Books table (706-T)
- 3:00-4:15 pm: David will be on the panel “Small Press, Big City: 45 Years of Washington Writers Publishing House” (Marquis Salon 5, Marriott Marquis)
Hope to see you there!
David’s first novel, Miss Portland, is now available for pre-order from Orison Books! And the fine folks at Orison Books say that people who pre-order now will receive the book well in advance of the official publication date (June 2017)!
David’s newest short story collection, The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and other stories, is due out in early February—but you can pre-order it from the University of Massachusetts Press now!
Hey, everyone—check out the cover for David’s forthcoming book The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy and other stories (due out in February)! And while you’re at it, check out the new page about the book, here on David’s site!
“The point is that we probably still feel the desire to push the world—many of us more than ever in these troubled times—and that we have the leverage to do it. One thing we have learned from this election is that words still move people; they can incite fear and resentment—we’ve heard plenty of those kinds of words, lately—or they can inspire justice and empathy. We need a lot more of the latter.” Check out David’s new piece, “Use Your Words,” on the AGNI blog.
“The fate of other people rests to some extent on my actions, actions that can be either righteous or unrighteous, just or unjust, selfish or generous, lazy or determined. And there’s also the possibility of inaction, whether motivated by cynicism or confusion or disappointment—and that has serious consequences, too. On Rosh Hashanah we contemplate this. And Yom Kippur reminds us that we can’t contemplate forever.” Check out David’s piece “What Will we Seal?” on the Ritualwell blog!
David recently sat down with the multimedia producer Alfred Schoeninger to record an audio track of his short story “The Guy We Didn’t Invite to the Orgy,” and you can get a free copy by going to this new landing page. Enjoy!
“You apparently have to write a very flawed version of a project before you can figure out how to get it right, or you have to write a fatally flawed project before you can figure out how to get something else right. Either way, you have to fail if you want to get there.” David’s latest blog post: “Those Writer Sundays.”