I just saw the pencil sketch for the cover of my upcoming novel, Good Bones, and it’s terrific. The artist managed to draw the protagonists exactly how I saw them in my head. Within the next two weeks or so I ought to get the final, painted version back, and then I can share it with you.

Next week I’m off to an academic conference in New York, and I’m not ready for it. I enjoy conferences and I’m usually better prepared, but this time I happen to be 63,000 words into my latest novel, and I’d so much rather be writing that!