My Publishing Beat

Earlier this year, I started working as the West Coast correspondent for Publisher Weekly. Here’s some of my recent work…

The Library Saved My Life
Libraries have long been a place of refuge for LGBTQ people. “When I was coming to terms with my sexuality, I often felt like I needed to seek out sanctuary outside of my house, and the library was the first place I went,” says Camille Perri, author of the 2016 novel The Assistants. “It was a place that I could go and seek out information, and look for answers to questions that maybe I was too afraid to ask another person.”

California Publishers Champion Immigrant Stories
As a federal crackdown on undocumented immigrants spreads across the country, California publishers have responded with literary projects that breach the borders of traditional publishing.

Bitcoin at Meltdown Comics
A new wave of bitcoin companies is making it easier for booksellers and other retailers to adopt the digital currency without fear of volatility, however.

Dan Brown Shares His Secrets
Dan Brown fans have waited four years for a new book to decode. At last, Origin has been announced for publication on October 3, one of publishing’s most anticipated (and most secretive) events. BookCon caught up with Brown, uncovering a few clues about the new book.

Lemony Snicket Creator Gets Steamy: Daniel Handler
Daniel Handler, the novelist who wrote 13 A Series of Unfortunate Events books under the pen name of Lemony Snicket, found inspiration for his new novel by eavesdropping on teenagers.