Honorable Mention/A Little Affirmation

So excited to get this affirmation as I journey further into fiction land… Today I learned that I received an honorable mention in the recent Glimmer Train short story contest, meaning my story ranked in the top five percent of the 1000+ submissions they received. The full list of honorable mentions is available here. Very grateful for a boost … Read More

First Fiction Sale: An Alphabet of Embers!

First Fiction Sale: An Alphabet of Embers!

I’m over-the-moon, into-the-stars excited to share that one of my stories will be included in An Alphabet of Embers, an anthology of lyrical, magical, and border-defying short stories. I backed the project on Kickstarter before I even knew I would submit… it resonated as soon as Rose Lemberg, the editor, described it as “the kind of book you’d pick … Read More

Reading brings the target closer.

A couple days ago I finished reading a novel that I’d been eager to get my hands on and had heard a lot of raving about on Twitter and whatnot. I’m trying to stretch beyond poetry writing and understand what makes fiction tick, so I’m reading more novels. This particular book threw me for a loop. The first … Read More