My latest short story, “White Pine,” won American Literary Review‘s “Flash Flood” contest. An excerpt from my novel-in-progress has been published in Ragweed.
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I have two new short stories in Harpur Palate (vol. 19, no. 1). You can buy a copy of the issue here.
I’m excited to share two upcoming events where I will be reading. On Oct. 23, I’m joining Room at the Table for a reading of work by local authors. The event is at 7 pm at Mercer County Library (Lawrence Branch). I will read two new stories I have forthcoming in Harpur Palate. On November …
Library book sale haul
One of my favorite ways to buy books — besides indie book stores with used sections, of course — is at library book sales. If you go on the last day or two of the sale, you can load up on books for amazing prices. I found some sales where the books were going for …
Reading in Philadelphia
Last week I read an excerpt from my novel-in-progress at the Philadelphia Stories Winter 2018 issue launch party. I had a great time–I’ve been working on this project for a while, and it was exciting to finally share a little piece of it. It was also wonderful to meet other writers, artists, and literature lovers …
I’m excited to share this excerpt from my novel-in-progress, published recently in Philadelphia Stories. Their Winter 2018 music issue is the perfect home for this excerpt–I’m so happy to see it among other art and writing about music.
This summer Pale Hearts was featured on American Bookfest. I’m so grateful to all the readers who’ve told me they enjoyed the book! Thank you for taking the time to read it and share your kind words. I always appreciate Amazon or Goodreads reviews too, if you have a few minutes to comment on the …
Upcoming fiction talk
Calling all central NJ writers and readers! Join me for a fiction talk at Mercer Country Library (Lawrence Branch) at 10 am on April 21. I’ll be discussing description: what does it accomplish, and how can you use it to make your own writing more vivid? My focus is on fiction, but similar techniques are …
Pale Hearts reviewed by Cellar Door Lit
Sheilah Randall at Cellar Door Lit, a long-running book blog, wrote a wonderful review of Pale Hearts. Head over to her website to check it out!
Writing residency & other updates
A few months ago, I had the great fortune to be a Visiting Artist at New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. The center is located in New York Mills, a tiny, wonderful town in the middle of rural Minnesota. Despite its small size, New York Mills has a vibrant arts scene. The Center hosts concerts, …