My new novel, The Guild of Saint Cooper, is about an author drawn in by the titular Guild to rewrite the history of a dying city. The changes quickly become greater than those he set out to make, and the story unspools backward to produce an alternate though eerily familiar present featuring Special Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks.

“Just when I thought I’d had my fill of dystopian novels, along comes the The Guild of Saint Cooper; a playful, imaginative, and wildly unpredictable ride through alternate Seattle. Scanlon delights in turning history on its ear in this daring and thoughtful high wire act of a novel.” — Jonathan Evison, New York Times Bestselling author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

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I’m editing a series of essays and reflections on David Lynch’s seminal TV show Twin Peaks. If you’re looking for information on the Twin Peaks Project, please visit the project website.