In Which Valumtime’s Day Brings Some News Candy For Your Heart Bucket

Hey, so if you follow me on Twitter, you might know that sometimes I tweet inane, absurd, “motivational” (air-quotes probably necessary) tweets every morning. (Similar to Lin-Manuel’s, though obviously his are far less, um, weird than mine are.)

Aaaaaanyway, long story short, there’s this:

NYT bestseller Chuck Wendig’s YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, MAGIC SKELETON, an illustrated collection of Wendig’s motivational tweets that often go viral, illustrated by Natalie Metzger, to Jessica Fuller at Rizzoli USA, in an exclusive submission, for publication in spring 2021, by Stacia Decker at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner (world).

Soooo, haha, yeah, that happened. It’s a joy to get to work with Natalie Metzger — check out her art here. I think her art will totally suit the cuckoo bananapants vibe the book will give off — equal parts adorable and weirdable.

Twitter has been bad for the world, but fairly good for me personally. I got the Star Wars job that way, there was Sam and my tweets leading to You Might Be The Killer, and now this.

It’s a strange ol’ world, innit?

ANYWAY, let’s see, what else is going on.

Wanderers news? Sure!

Let’s see. “A strong narrative drive, believable characters, and a solid underpinning in real science and current affairs make this one of the better near-future stories…”

That, from an upcoming issue of Asimov’s.

Aaaaand holy crap I was on NPR?! Talking to Neda Ulaby about Wanderers? Woo, it’s true, and you can find the article right here, along with the 4-minute broadcast.

So, that’s that.

Here’s a picture of a red-tailed hawk. BYE