I almost can’t believe that Mexican High‘s paperback release date is under two months away — where did another year go? I’m finishing up my second year in Columbia’s MFA program (where I’m concentrating in Nonfiction Writing, working on a new book that falls into said category) so between reading, writing, teaching, and working my postings seem to have fallen by the wayside. This semester I took courses from some amazing writers — Jonathan Lethem, Phillip Lopate, Shelley Jackson, and Amy Benson in particular. I’m inspired to finish a new draft by August. Let’s see if it happens…I’ll track my progress here. And so, come summer, I’ll be updating this site and blog more often.