I’m THAT Person, the One Who Gives Books

What better opportunity than a book to impose my own tastes (and support by favorite authors) for the bargain price of $10-$30—a perfect way of making the holidays all about me, which is the point of them, right?

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On Rejection

“One rejection tells us one specific thing: this journal couldn’t use this piece at this time. None of those variables is a judgment on the quality of our work.”

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Did I Mention?

Last month, I had a flash piece published in the JellyfishReview. It’s called “Hardware.” I’ve really come to love that little magazine. They publish consistently fine writing, make it look nice on their site, and are kind to authors. What more is there? “Hardware” was part of a series of four I wrote over 2015 and 2016, featuring … Read More

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Publishing

Publishing is…weird (cue the voice of a therapist of mine from a hundred years ago: “Can you find another word than ‘weird?’” No. No, I cannot).

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I’m in Richmond Magazine!

And more importantly, so is the first chapter of my novel Four Dead Horses. Please give it a read and let me know what you think.

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On Reluctantly Reading Fantasy

One of the reasons I got into the lucrative field of unpaid, unpublished (for the most part) authoring is so I could read more novels and call it work.

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Why I Read

Last Sunday, I took to my bed like a Victorian spinster with the vapors. I felt off. Being a hypochondriac, I suspected cancer (of the ankles, which were achy), flu, bad General Tao’s chicken the night before, sewer gas (sometime, ask me about our creative toilet situation at the farm). Of course it was none … Read More

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Welcome to my blog.

Welcome to my blog.

A long time ago, I swore I would never write a blog. Then I swore I would never write a blog again.

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