I’ve been reading more. Well, I’ve been trying to make myself read more. I feel like I read a lot, but most things I read take the form of submissions and manuscripts and advance reader copies of things that I can’t really talk about here.Continue reading
I’m Eric “Shay” Howard, author of the forthcoming fiction collection Crushes.
I went with my full name for my writing because Eric Howard is a common name and I figured there’d be another Eric Howard out there, probably in some other industry, growing potatoes, plowing snow, brewing beer, or what have you. I googled Eric Howard for a while and couldn’t find anything, but I still went with Eric “Shay” Howard because my middle name gives my name that little kick it needs to be memorable. Well, that and it’s my website domain and my social media handles.
In the process of getting Crushes ready, I’ve finally discovered another Eric Howard, one who writes books.Continue reading
Last year sometime, just before I graduated college, I started writing a novel. A novel about ninjas. I focused more on character. The ninja part was just sort of a way to keep me writing when I got stuck; I don’t really know a lot about ninjas. Well, the thing is, I sort of finished it. Well, a version of it. I put it away for a while, then when it came time to edit, I sort of lost interest in the characters and its world. Basically, it sucked.
It’s been over a year since I graduated college. I’m still also very single and very self-employed now that my Americorps service is over, but more in like the I-haven’t-found-a-job-I-don’t-mind-doing-yet way, other than editing the lit mag. Continue reading
I recently got assigned Beloved, a book by Toni Morrison, to read in college. It’s an older book, one that I’d claimed was my favorite book even though I’d only really kind of read it before. This is my Beloved book review.