How I Write Books I want to read a book. That particular book doesn’t exist. I write it. Thankfully, most of the time I want to read a book, it already exists, so I read it. * Complement with A Recipe for Adventure, the story behind Borderless, and Five Lessons I Learned Writing Veil. Get new posts via email: Eliot Peper is the author of nine novels, including Cumulus, Bandwidth, and, most recently, Veil. He sends a monthly newsletter, tweets more than he probably should, and lives in Oakland, CA. This blog exists thanks to the generous support of loyal readers.