Friday, April 10, 2015

Anthologized in The Best Small Fictions 2015

I’m honored that Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler has selected my story “The Boy and the Bear” for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2015, an anthology that includes stories from Ron Carlson, Diane Williams, Stuart Dybek, Bobbie Ann Mason, Michael Martone, and many other amazing writers. The anthology will hit bookstores this October. I am beyond thrilled at this news!

By way of recognition, "The Boy and the Bear" first appeared in The Masters Review, and I can't thank Kim Winternheimer enough for originally publishing this story. I also want to thank Black Lawrence Press Executive Editor Diane Goettel and Chapbook Editor Kit Frick because "The Boy and the Bear" is collected in my chapbook Families Among Us, winner of the 2013 Black River Chapbook Competition and published by BLP in September 2014. Thank you all! More news to come!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Reading at AWP '15

I'll be a featured reader at the Black Lawrence Press AWP Offsite reading in Minneapolis on 4/9/15. It promises to be a great night at Kieran's Irish Pub. I'm happy to be part of the Black Lawrence family and read in support of my chapbook, Families Among Us. I hope you'll join me for what I think will be a very fun evening. I've read in Vermont, New York City, Iowa City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and this will be my first reading at AWP. I hope to see y'all there!