In December 2014, you published a long-in-the-works piece about the Doodler murders. What was it like to stick with a story for so long and how did you know it was finally done?
It was surreal. It's not often you think about something for more than four years, more or less continuously, and then get to stop. It was perversely exciting, too, to be finished, because I finally had the opportunity to convince other people to care about the murders.
You recently moved to Long Island. What's that like?
Wonderful. I like the commute. The bodega carries my favorite blueberry beer. This morning I saw squirrels during my walk to the train.
What can people expect from your reading?