Like many others, my author events for March are canceled as a result of COVID-19. While I'm disappointed, I'm also in complete support of #CancelEverything and #SocialDistancing.
The California poppies are blooming, wonderful to see on my daily walks. Here's a picture. I've seen enough images of the coronavirus, lovely as so many of them are.
I've begun writing my "plague diary," documenting what's happening in the broader context, culturally, politically, and in the personal context.
Here are some authors with new books that have either just published or are about to, so you can purchase or pre-order. Annie Kim (EROS, UNBROKEN), Mari Coates (THE PELTON PAPERS), Kate Milliken (KEPT ANIMALS), Helen Fremont (THE ESCAPE ARTIST), and Joan Frank (WHERE YOU'RE ALL GOING and TRY TO GET LOST). I've read, sometimes a couple drafts, and/or edited and/or blurbed all of these new books, so I can recommend them with confidence. I recommend getting books directly via the authors' websites, if available, through their publishers, if an option, through your favorite local bookstores (who may be delivering), through Bookshop, which supports local bookstores. Or something else.