Our great local bookstore, Market Block Books in Troy, NY, is hosting the FELLOW MORTALS release party this Thursday (Feb 7) at 7pm. I’ll be there signing copies. There will be coffee. man-drinking-coffee copyIf you live around Troy, I hope you can make it. If you don’t live around Troy, this is one more reason to lament living elsewhere.

Note: You can, in fact, purchase e-books at local indie stores. If you do so, I will be happy to gouge my signature into your reading device with a sharp metal object.

Whether or not you can attend, the book is available everywhere tomorrow.


Booklist Starred Review for Fellow Mortals

More good news. BOOKLIST gave FELLOW MORTALS a Starred Review in their latest issue:

Carefully yet implacably drawing upon the theme that we are all connected, Mahoney’s quietly powerful debut snapshots the lives of suburban neighbors who become bound to one another through an almost unbearably banal yet utterly real tragedy…. With the barest glimmer of hope to buoy the calamities of his deeply earnest, lyrical story, Mahoney can share shelf space with Dave Eggers and Stewart O’Nan.

Fellow Mortals: A Barnes & Noble Spring 2013 Selection!

Thrilled to post that Barnes & Noble has chosen FELLOW MORTALS for its Spring 2013 Discover Great New Writers Program.

barnesnoblebannerYou can read the official announcement here. From February to May, they’ll promote the book on their website and Twitter, via the Nook, and with face-out displays in all of their physical stores.

B&N will be running an interview with me in the coming months, and I’m going to write a short essay for them, too. I’ll post links when those are up.