Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pushcart Prize Nomination!

I'm honored Black Lawrence Press nominated my story "A Family Among Us" for a Pushcart Prize! The story appears in my chapbook Families Among Us, winner of the 2013 Black River Chapbook Competition and published by Black Lawrence Press in September 2014.

"A Family Among Us" was also adapted for radio broadcast on NPR-affiliated stations across the country, which you can listen to here.

I can't thank Black Lawrence Press enough for their ongoing support of my writing. This is my third Pushcart nomination and I'm hopeful this is the year I make it into the anthology!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

New Story in Fiction Southeast

My story "Helicopter Wounds" was published by Fiction Southeast today. This story is dedicated to my best friend, Army 2nd Lieutenant Peter H. Burks, who was killed by an IED just outside the Green Zone in Baghdad on November 14th, 2007.

I'm so grateful to founding editor Chris Tusa for believing in my work enough to publish it next to short fiction by Ron Carlson, Brad Watson, Aimee Bender, Donald Ray Pollock, Kevin Wilson, and Joyce Carol Oates, among many others. You can read "Helicopter Wounds" here. Thank you so much for reading! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Pegasus Reading Series - 11/20 @ 7PM

I'll be a featured reader in support of Families Among Us at The Pegasus Reading Series on Thursday, November 20th at 7pm. I hope you can make it! The evening is sponsored by WordSpace Dallas and will take place in Lower Greenville at Two Bronze Doors, which was recently named 2014's Best DIY Venue by The Dallas Observer and also featured on NPR.

I'm very happy to be part of this great monthly forum for DFW-area poets and writers. And I'm thrilled to be reading with Jenna Hockema. If you can make it, please RSVP here. And thank you so much to Sebastian Paramo & Robert Torres for hosting the evening and inviting me to read! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Families Among Us - Small Press Bestseller!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy of Families Among Us thus far, making my chapbook a Small Press Bestseller for the months of September and October. I'm very honored to be on this list, and I can't thank y'all enough for supporting this book and my writing over the years!

I'm currently finishing my first novel and polishing my first full-length story collection. Hopefully I'll have more for y'all soon!