A Coat of Yellow Paint is HERE!

Roughly 24 hours ago, my first book, A Coat of Yellow Paint, officially released into the world! Physical hardcopies left warehouses en route to front porches and mailboxes across the country (and a few across oceans!) as many of you generously preordered in the weeks leading up to this day.   Audio files of me narrating my book found their way to many of your tablets, too — marking April 6th as the birth of my book and a day my online community showed up for me and lended support....

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day in the desert.

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I have a lot of things I want to write about today, but my head feels like a crumpled piece of paper and I’m not sure I’ll get very far articulately. There is a large part of me that wants to just hide in the back of my closet and watch Law and Order reruns until it’s dark outside again, while another part of me longs to lace up my tennis shoes and attempt my first run since this time last year. ...

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these are the days.

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Just a couple of cool kids that keep me young while also aging me three times as fast in the process. These kids have found their stride in witty commentary, with Madalena often showing up in the kitchen first thing in the morning with her messy bed hair and a little hip pop with arms extended as she shouts, “SUUUURRRRRPRIIIISEEEE!” The boys drop everything to rush over and hug her....

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