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.