In high school, a classmate asked me if I was depressed because my name is David Press. Get it? D(e)Press(ed). Probably the best joke ever inflicted upon me in high school. At the time I said no, but in reality I was quite depressed. It was Connecticut, the suburbs, or what was referred to as “The East Coast OC.” You get the idea. I was a nerdy hiker type from the mountains of upstate New York.
Twenty or so years later I was diagnosed with Aspergers, ADD, Depression, and Anxiety, but this letter isn’t depressing. It’s about finding joy and my voice in my writing life, and how my diagnosis has pushed me towards deeper love for my family with a toddler son, an infant daughter, and my librarian wife.
This letter includes weekly notes and links on what I read, listened to, or thought about that fuels my writing life. It will also feature the occasional seasonal interview with professional fiction and comics writers.
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