Sunday, May 5, 2013

What Would YOU Burn?

I am so excited that BURNING will make its way into the world on June 11, just five weeks from now! One of the things I love about this book is that it's about choosing what to hold on to, and what to let go.

BURNING is set in the desert of Nevada, just near the Burning Man festival, where every year tens of thousands of people come together in a celebration of art, community, and self-reliance. At the end of the week, they ignite a giant wooden Man, and I like to imagine that when it burns, so too do many of the things people hold on to--fear, shame, ego, pain--and that the act of lighting that fire can be symbolic of freeing one's self.

So, in anticipation of BURNING's launch, I invite you to tell me... WHAT WOULD YOU BURN?

Please email me with your responses--one word, or essay length, or drawings or photos or poems.

I will be sharing your responses here on my blog in the days leading up to BURNING's release. Join me in a celebration of freedom and new beginnings.




  1. I would burn irreplaceable family photographs.

  2. I would love to hear more about that... Would you send me an email at I could feature your response during BURNING's launch week!