There was nary a child in the 90s who didn’t love Goosebumps, the horror-lite book series by R.L. Stine. Some of them were just ridiculous (such as the evil sponge in It Came From Beneath the Sink!) and others were downright creepy. I like to think of Goosebumps as a gateway drug to darker and scarier things, which maybe explains why I started reading Stephen King at the age of 10.
If you’re interested in seeing a video from my recent reading as part of the Narrow Chimney Reading Series, please check out the Media & Moving Pictures section of my site. I start out reading a little fast but I clearly didn’t have enough whiskey before stepping up to the podium.
If anyone is interested in a copy of What’s an Adult?, it’s available through Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I’m also in the process of scheduling other readings and publicity events which I will share here as they’re scheduled.
My latest book, a collection of original nonfiction, is now available!
From the back cover:
Emily Regan has no idea what she’s doing. In theory, she’s supposed to be an adult but in actuality, she has no idea what that means and in light of her upcoming high school reunion, she’s pretty positive someone is going to call her out as a fraud. Whether she is speculating that Facebook is out to ruin us all, contracting food poisoning and vomiting her way across London, or just trying to figure out how to make a phone call without sounding like a complete idiot, this collection paints a portrait of someone hoping no one notices that she’s not a real grown up. If you also feel like a big, fat phony, Regan has included a handful of helpful tutorials to fake your way through adulthood, including:
- how to open a greeting card
- how to go grocery shopping
- how to make a doctor’s appointment
- . . . and more!
If you are one of those rare unicorns who actually has their life together, this might not be the book for you. But just in case you’re better at faking it than Emily Regan is, you should probably buy this book. You can say it’s for a friend. No one has to know.