There’s a Monster Inside Me!

Or, well, there was in December of 2009. Andy and I had just returned from the first leg of our round-the-world trip, but little did we know that I was carrying an extra-special souvenir from Central America…in my scalp.

I’d tell you more, but why read when you can watch? ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s right–tonight at 9 p.m. eastern, you can watch the whole, disgusting story of my parasitic infestation with botfly larvae unfold on the Animal Planet “docu-horror” show Monsters Inside Me. There’s even a three-minute preview of our segment online!

We taped our interviews a few months ago, and in a fun twist, my sister Brooke (who is an actress in New York) was hired to “play” me in the reenactments. (The actor who plays Andy is a stranger to us, but has come to be known as “Andy 2.0” around the house.)

Here’s hoping you enjoy our national television debut–and if you have any questions about the whole process, feel free to post a comment, and I’ll answer as best I can.

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Starry…Blog Post

Oh, hello, friends. I have a new blog post up at EMU’s Debuts today called “No Fault in These Stars.” I know, it’s the cleverest title you’ve ever read, totally not derivative of any bestselling YA books or famous Shakespeare quotes or anything. Here’s a visual hint as to what it’s about:

Oh, wow, three whole stars!

Oh, wow, three whole stars!

OK, that wasn’t actually a very good picture to share, because it doesn’t have a lot of stars in it. February wasn’t exactly my most productive month when it came to drafting. April was much better–click over to the post to check out that pic and more. ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, the wonderful Krista van Dolzer of Mother.Write.Repeat. has sold her debut middle-grade novel to my very own editor, Shauna Rossano at Putnam! I’m so thrilled for everyone involved, but especially for you readers, who will get to experience the awesomeness that is THE REGENERATED MAN in 2015.

I can’t think of too much more news to share…well, except that Animal Planet is apparently coming to my house this weekend to interview me about parasites, but that’s probably a story for another day.

Happy May!