I’ve been wanting to tell you about this for months, and now I can. My book, Carrie Kills A Man, will be published by 404 Ink next year.
For us, Carrieâ€™s submission was a joy to land in our inbox. Having published some of her writing in our literary magazine a few years ago, we were already fans of her work, and from the first pages, Carrie Kills A Man was fizzing with life and laughter, dealing with the serious and sometimes not-so-serious sides of trans life, parenthood, and lessons learned along the way. We loved it, we learned a lot, we laughed a lot. Weâ€™re so thrilled that Carrie has entrusted us with her memoir.
I love 404 Ink, and have done since their first ever title, Nasty Women. They’ve published some of my very favourite books and introduced me to some of my favourite writers. So I’m really excited that they’re going to publish me.
Carrie Kills A Man is a memoir about lots of things. Itâ€™s about growing up different. Itâ€™s about trying to be someone youâ€™re not. Itâ€™s about what you learn when you give up privilege, power and pockets. And above all else, itâ€™s about joy. I didn’t want to write a misery memoir, or a plea for tolerance. I wanted to write something true and funny and joyful.
Books are a team effort, and I am part of an amazing team that includes Heather and Laura, my publishers, and Kirstyn, my brilliant editor. Independent publishers are the best, not just because theyâ€™re great to work with but because you can sleep with a clear conscience.
Carrie Kills A Man will be published in late 2022 and you can pre-order it right here, right now.