I have been invited to contribute a craft essay to the forthcoming Now Write!: Nonfiction Writing Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers. Edited by Sherry Ellis, the volume includes essays from contributors such as Robin Hemley, Lee Gutkind, Gay Talese, Danielle Trussoni, Dinty W. More, and others. This is the second volume in the series. Now Write!: Fiction, was published by Tarcher Penguin in 2006. Stay tuned for further details.
My essay, “The Father Within, the Fears Without,” will appear in the forthcoming anthology, The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humilations of Fatherhood, edited by Ben George. Ecco/Harper Collins will publish the book and my essay will appear alongside notable authors such as Ben Fountain, Rick Bragg, Steve Almond, Nick Flynn, Anthony Doerr, Charles Baxter, Rick Bass, and many others. The book will be released in May 2009 in advance of Father’s Day. I will post a reminder and updates here so you can be among the first to get a copy.