Thursday, September 9, 2021

Advanced in ISA Fast Track Fellowship


I'm excited that my screenplay, THE COLD RUN, has made it to the second round of the ISA Fast Track Fellowship! I'm thrilled my script has made it this far. 

This script has also received multiple 8+ ratings at The Black List along with the following coverage/blurb:

This hyper-violent and occasionally funny thriller had notes of the Coen brothers and Tarantino. The characters were memorable and unique, and their bond and witty back-and-forth really carried what could have otherwise been a run of the mill crime flick. -The Black List

Logline: Eager to get out of their uncle’s drug ring, brothers working as FBI informants find themselves in over their heads when their uncle turns up dead.

Friday, July 9, 2021

D Magazine Reading at LitNight on July 13th!


LitNight Reading Series is featuring authors from D Magazine's fourth annual "Your Summer Reading List" fiction issue on July 13th at 7PM CST via Zoom. The event will be hosted by Sanderia Faye, author of the national award winning novel Mourners Bench, and D Magazine Editor Zac Crain. I'm honored to be included and will be reading with Kendra Allen, Sebastian H. Paramo, Joe Milazzo, Samantha Mabry, A. Kendra Greene, Tim Coursey, and Maryam Obaidullah Baig!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

New Fiction in D Magazine!

I have a new short story in the D Magazine July 2021 Summer Fiction issue with some of my favorite writers: Kendra Allen, LaToya Watkins, Sebastian H. Paramo, Joe Milazzo, Harry Hunsicker, Samantha Mabry, Will Clarke, A. Kendra Greene, Maryam Obaidullah Baig, and Julia Heaberlin! 

All of the stories were inspired by episode titles of the iconic TV show Dallas. I chose "Winds of Vengeance" and wrote a story set in Dallas and far-flung parts of Alaska. Thank you to Zac Crain for including my story in this issue, on newsstands now.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Tor Nightfire Features "Head On"

Thank you to Tor Nightfire for highlighting my
SmokeLong Quarterly
story "Head On" as one of May 2021’s Best Horror Short Fiction and Poetry selections. I'm truly honored and in great company. You can see the selection here and you can read "Head On" here. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Smokelong Quarterly Reading on April 25th

Tune in for the Smokelong Quarterly reading on Sunday, April 25! I'll be reading my story
from the latest issue along with readings from Star Su, Grace Q. Song, and Rupert Dastur. There will be breakout rooms and giveaways. Bring a bottle. Break out your glad rags/unicorn onesie/best pyjamas. Email Editors@Smokelong.com for the Zoom link. In the meantime, you can read my story "Head On" HERE. Thanks, as always, for reading. I hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Guest on The Brodhisattva Podcast!

I had a lot of fun going on The Brodhisattva Podcast. I got to talk about living a life of creativity and following your north star. I'm a writer, of course, but I also got to talk about being an accidental entrepreneur and founding WritingWorkshops.com. Was fun to talk about overcoming rejection and many other obstacles in pursuit of your dreams. Even though I'm the guest on this podcast, I highly recommend it. Listen HERE.

Monday, March 22, 2021

New Short Fiction in Smokelong Quarterly


I have been submitting my stories to Smokelong Quarterly for a decade now, and I'm excited to say I finally have a story in issue 71, guest edited by the wonderful Steve Edwards! My story is called "Head On" and it is a story idea I had at the start of the pandemic and finally wrote in the summer. I'm happy it now has a home in a literary journal I've admired since I first started taking my writing seriously and sending stories out. I can't thank editors Steve Edwards, Christopher Allen, and the staff at SLQ enough. You can read my story HERE. John Milas interviewed me about the story and you can listen to a playlist inspired by the entire issue on Spotify. Thank you, as always, for reading!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

New Short Fiction in Moon City Review!


I'm really thrilled to have a new story in the 2021 issue of Moon City Review, out next month. My story is called "The Fantasy of Things" and it is a story idea I've had since attending Squaw Valley in the summer of 2014. I finally wrote the story in 2020 and am happy it now has a home. I can't thank editors Michael Czyzniejewski and Joel Coltharp for including me in the issue! Order your copy here. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Panelist at The Dallas Literary Festival 2021!


 

 

I'm honored to be on two panels at the all-online Dallas Literary Festival 2021 sponsored by SMU. The theme this year is TURBULENCE, reflecting the powerful and unpredictable currents in social movements, politics, and public health that have shaped the world in recent years.

As the Keynote Speaker, Alice Marie Johnson, criminal justice reform advocate and author of After Life, will be in conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival Math. Other noted guests include Charles M. Blow, Joy Harjo, Tyehimbe Jess, Yiyun Li, Benjamin Moser, Trevor Pryce, and over 100 more leading literary voices. 

 I'll be on two panels, which you can see HERE. The festival will run March 26–28, 2021.