Given my demanding roles as a computer science professor and father, I try as much as possible to dedicate the time left over for writing to the deep work of actually writing. Accordingly, I’m harder to reach than most authors: I don’t have a general purpose email address and I don’t use any social media. I also tend to avoid many of the extracurricular activities common to this profession.
(See Neal Stephenson’s essay, “Why I’m a Bad Correspondent”, for some more justifications regarding this minimalist approach.)
Below are the ways you can still reach me, along with some relevant instructions…
One of the things I love about blogging is that my readers send me links to articles, books, interviews, etc., they think might interest me, given the topics I write about. This is where I find a lot of my best material. Please keep these coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: I really appreciate these pointers, but due to time constraints, I’m usually not able to respond.
Requests for radio, print, and podcast interviews, as well quote requests or related media inquiries, can be directed to my publicists using the following address: CalNewport@penguinrandomhouse.com.
The Leigh Bureau
Literary Agent and Rights Inquiries
DeFiore and Company