My wife Regina and I are finishing work on her memoir, GARMENTS OF FLEAS, the story of her struggle to escape childhood poverty in Brazil. In our July archive, Regina's NOBODY TO DENOUNCE PAPA IN THIS HOUSE tells the heart-stopping story of an outraged officer stripped naked in old São Paulo. Filed under June, her TARANTULAS IN A BED OF DRY LEAVES traces lonely minds in a tale of love, lust, and murder in a small Brazilian town. I love her farce of a failed Connecticut Gatsby, HANDSOME IN AMERICA, in our February archive. Opening our blog on January 31, 2009, the EDELMAN-EGGERS LETTERS PARTS 1-10, serialize Regina's almost two-year correspondence with Dave Eggers and McSweeney's about her first draft manuscript that he asked her to send him by all means. I've been a writer/editor for Marvel, Archie, and DC Comics, and an excerpt from my first novel, COMIC BOOK MARGINAL, is in our May archive for your reading pleasure too.