So delighted to share the news that I’m writing a book! The Publishers Marketplace announcement covers most of the highlights, but to expand on that just a tad: I’ll be writing about the five largest cities in the Southwest (Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tucson, El Paso, and, of course, my beloved Albuquerque) with an eye toward how their present might inform the rest of America’s future. Expect profiles of fascinating people, long detours about forgotten moments in history, and plenty of green chile, all coming to your local independent bookstore in 2024.
As I work on American Oasis, I’m hoping to share regular updates with all of you about my reporting trips and interesting anecdotes I uncover in my research. For the rest of this month I’ll be mostly preoccupied with wrapping up my current freelance projects, but starting in May I’m hoping to make the K Paoletter more of a monthly occurrence. Until then, thank you ever so much for sticking with me over the past few years. Can’t say how much it means to have a core group of readers like you who I can trust with the sort of oddball essays that I wouldn’t be able to place in any publication.