When I first told people that Call Me Home was slated to be published, friends and acquaintances kept asking me, “Is it funny?”
“No,” I would say. “Not even a little bit. Not even for a second.”
This makes me laugh, but it’s true. I think I can be decently funny in person, on a good day, and I respect (and am fairly jealous of) anyone who can be funny on the page, but I’m not a humorous or light writer, often to a fault.