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.
Should the police be able to watch your every move using drones? I wrote about this issue in the Star-Ledger (NJ.com). The use of drones in Elizabeth, NJ and other cities sets a precedent for perpetual, unwarranted surveillance by law enforcement. While police have previously used drones for specific purposes (and, in fact, limited use […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Calling all central Minnesota writers and readers! Join me this Thursday for a writing workshop and reading at New York Mills Regional Cultural Center in New York Mills, MN. Here’s the workshop description from the Cultural Center’s website: Join author and visiting artist Emily Eckart for an interactive writing workshop. After discussing basic elements of […]
It’s publication day! You can now buy Pale Hearts on Amazon. There’s a paperback for those who love the printed word, as well as Kindle version for ebook enthusiasts.
Looking for a publisher? Here are some independent publishers that accept submissions of fiction. Note that for most of these publishers, you first submit a query, synopsis, and sample chapters. If they are interested, they will ask for the full manuscript. Some small publishers have started hosting contests with substantial reading fees. The winner of […]
Go online with a specific goal in mind. Stick to it and then get off. Set social media time limits. My goal is fifteen minutes a day or less. That’s enough to post something, check your notifications, and get off. Even better, go on social media only every two or three days. Turn off […]