I'm also working on a debut novel, which I'm pitching as How Should A Person Be? meets Speedboat meets Binary Star. The Comforter and the Quilt (~56,000 words) is a mother-daughter novel—you could also call it an “art-death novel”—structured like a quilt. It’s during Laurey’s second hospitalization for hydrocephalus in the span of a year, her sixty-one-year-old mother at her side, that Laurey is faced with both her mortality and her mom’s. Inspired by the quilt her mom made her when she graduated college, Laurey decides to return the favor with a quilt of words and pages, contemplating life’s patterns, borders, and what we leave behind when we die as she attempts to immortalize herself.