Saturday, November 28, 2009

Short FICTION 3 Reviewed at Book Fox

Book Fox publishes book reviews and has given Short FICTION 3 a fantastic review. Novelist Lisa Glass authors the review and gives special mention to my story "Little Man" among the 16 stories published in this collection. An excerpt:

"Short Fiction 3 privileges ‘voice’ first and foremost, but I also felt there was a very strong focus on place. For those of you who appreciate interesting artwork, each story is accompanied by at least one commissioned illustration. My favourite stories of the bunch were: “Little Man”, which vividly depicted the tensions between young brothers and sisters; “Emile in the Circus”, a prize-winning story about the decline of a circus and its bear, set against a background of destitution and famine; “The House of Cranes”, a haunting oriental tale of a family’s enchanted plate. I cannot recommend Short Fiction 3 highly enough. It is an astonishingly good collection."

You can check out the full Book Fox review here (scroll down a bit to find the review). And to purchase your copy of Short FICTION 3 click here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Two Stories Hot Off The Presses!

My story "Little Man" was published this month in Short FICTION, a literary journal published by the University of Plymouth Press in England. You can order your copy of Short FICTION by following this link. "Little Man" appears in Volume 3. There are some amazing stories in this journal so I promise it'll be worth your hard earned money.

You can also get your hands on my story "The Kramers" by purchasing Encounters Magazine, which published its first issue this month. Just click here to purchase on Amazon.

Thanks for all your support! I'm excited to see both of these stories in print and hope you are too. And if you order either journal let me know what you think.

Reading December 4th

I'll be reading at the Iowa Writers' Workshop Anthology on Friday, December 4th. I go on at 8pm and I'll have 3-5 minutes to share my work (the location rotates for each Anthology, so that is TBD). This will be the second time I've gotten to do a reading (the first was at the Vermont Studio Center) and I'm quite excited. If you are in Iowa City and are free that night I hope to see you there!