I Started Writing My Book About A Mass Shooting 13 Mass Shootings Ago

Yesterday, I checked on when I’d started working on my new book. Turns out that its inception date, under the title The Uninvited Guest (the first and least inspired of its many titles), is March 3rd, 2014. The novel doesn’t depend on suspense, so it’s not a spoiler to tell you that the story climaxes with a mass shooting at Old Cabell Hall on the University of Virginia campus.

Since I started working on this book, here are the real life mass shootings that have happened in the U.S. (thanks to Mother Jones):

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I hate to imagine how much longer this list will be before I’m done.

If you feel like making yourself useful, start by donating to Equality Florida’s fund for the victims, here.

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