Best of 2015

I’m happy to report that The Library at Mount Char made it onto a number of “Year’s Best” lists over the last few weeks. Please pardon the shameless self-promotion. I’m pretty excited, and you only get to do this once.    “A wholly original, engrossing, disturbing, and beautiful book. You’ve

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Goodreads Reader’s Choice

I found out recently that Library at Mount Char made the semi-finals in the Goodreads reader’s choice awards for Best Debut category. As a write-in, no less! Many thanks to those of you who voted—I seriously didn’t even know that write-ins were possible. If you’d like to vote, here’s the

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Short Story Update

I’ve been promising a short story followup to Library at Mount Char pretty much since the book got published. Every so often someone will politely ask me where it is. This is a reasonable question. It came up during a reddit AMA earlier this week. I love Halloween and the

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Ask Me Anything

I’ll be doing a Q&A on reddit on Tuesday September 1, probably starting at around noon. If you’ve got any questions about The Library at Mount Char, what I’m working on now, or anything else that would be as good a time as any! For those of you not familiar

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Trainwrecks

I try to enjoy movies for what they are. If you want nuanced internal dialogue, you’re not likely to find it at the multiplex in August. In the mood for explosions, one-liners, light nudity and ghastly vengeance? There’s a matinee at 12:30. I’ll also confess to a certain morbid curiosity

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Narrated by Hillary Huber

I’m extremely pleased to report that the audio book version of Library at Mount Char, narrated by Hillary Huber, has just won an Earphone Award. A little back story: like a lot of Atlanta commuters, I’ve been using audio books to take the sting out of the daily commute for

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Interviews & Guest Articles

Bookriot has a feature called Genre Kryptonite where guest writers post about genre stuff they can’t get enough of—so, like, time travel, or magic libraries or whatever. I hoisted my nerd flag. I did a Q&A with Fresh Fiction where we talked a bit about what gave rise to the

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Librarian Anecdotes

I threw away a lot of pages when I was assembling Mount Char into final form. Some of the stuff that got cut was just plain bad, but there was also a good bit of stuff that was fine except didn’t advance the story. Anyway, a couple weeks ago the

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The Library at Mount Char Reviews

Here are the highlights of the reviews / blurbs: “A wholly original, engrossing, disturbing, and beautiful book. You’ve never read anything quite like this, and you won’t soon forget it.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Hawkins makes nary a misstep in this award-worthy effort of imagination. His language is entirely apposite;

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Picadillo

Today is book launch day, and I’m seeing the fruits of my publicists’ labors for the first time–reviews, articles, guest posts, all kinds of stuff.  It’s fun, and I will by-God link to every single post, but I also thought it might be nice to take a moment and talk

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