Myself and another finalist for the 48th New Millennium Fiction Award will be doing a reading at Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery in the Mission on Thursday, March 5th, at 7 pm, where we’ll both be reading excerpts from our stories. If anyone would like to come and support us or this great space, Alley Cat’s address is 3036 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110, just two blocks from BART. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
A while back I entered my (long) short story “Principessa di Fiamme, Princess of Flames” in New Millennium's , which accepts previously published works (“Principessa di Fiamme” was originally published in , Vol. 22, No. 3, July/August, 2018). I’ve just found out that has selected my story as a !
This story has a special place for me. I originally got the idea from a freak show poster of an intriguing performer. I wanted to write a story about her, but as far as the internet was concerned she didn’t exist. I never learned anything about the mysterious poster or performer, but the idea of the story never left my head. I kicked it around for a long time before I figured out a way to write it out – it was also partially inspired by the Coney Island Circus Sideshow – but I’m so glad I finally got it on paper, and I’m so glad New Millennium appreciates it enough to consider it!
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Two of my flash stories, “This Job is Part Time and Has No Insurance” and “Being Psychic Is Weirder than You’d Expect,” have just been selected for publication in BAM’s 42 Stories Anthology! Thanks Sandra Bedynek, for inspiration on “This Job is Part Time”! I would not have thought of it without you!
Sunday, February 24, 2019
I’m so excited to announce that my story “Midnight At Red’s” has been accepted for publication in Oyster River Pages’s special issue, Delta. This is one of my earlier stories and one of my more important ones, or, at least, one of my stories that has a lot to say. Midnight At Red’s is about family, and poverty, and tragedy, and perseverance; it’s about the patterns in life that keep us going and the moments we can’t see coming or, if we can, can’t do anything to change. Like much of what I write it’s an escape narrative, and a story featuring people who have a lot of hope, even though they’ve never been given any reason to hope.
Despite it being one of my favorites, it’s also been one of the most difficult to get published. I’ve very excited Oyster River Pages saw something here worth holding up and sharing.
Monday, February 11, 2019
My flash story “The Doughnuts Were Good, but Not THAT Good” has been accepted for publication in BAM’s 42 Stories Anthology. Wooo!!! Anyone who’s been in workshop with me knows that I rarely say in 500 words what I could say in 5,000, so I’m really excited about this one. Can’t wait to see the anthology come out.