Lots of wonderful news to report since July ?!). Most recently, A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST has been longlisted for the Northern California Golden Poppy Book Awards. Such an honor - the list of fellow fiction nominees includes esteemed authors.
My story “In the Beginning” (included in the book) has been nominated by The Gravity Is the Thing for the the 2020 Best American Short Stories anthology, the 2021 Pushcart anthology, and the 2019 Best of the Net Anthology, and The Museum of Americana nominated “A Man with Horses” for the 2019 Best of the Net Anthology.
Three "best" lists included A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST: Entropy Magazine’s Best Fiction of 2019; the Independent Book Review’s 30 Impressive Indie Press Books; and Large-Hearted Boy’s Favorite Short Story Books of 2019.
Shelf Unbound's Feb-March issue included a (nowhere else to be found online) excerpt of the book and my brief thoughts on the short story.
I chronicled a November day for How We Spend Our Days.
Some podcasts for your listening pleasure! The New Books Network podcast and the iconic First Draft.
My book was selected by The Book Maven (Bethanne Patrick) for her curated list of 5 books for LitHub and Bookmarks ran a Q&A piece on my selection of 5 Great Books of Hybrid Forms.
Newish interviews appeared at Bomb magazine; Electric Literature; and Fiction Advocate. (Former student, intern, and celebrated short story writer) Nancy Au and I had a conversation about our books at Lit Pub: “Language and Laughter: Two Writers in Conversation.” And the Write or Die Tribe interviewed me for their Spotlight Series.
I created a playlist for A GIRL GOES INTO THE FOREST for the Large Hearted Boy!
Please see Interviews & Press for more, including reviews of the book from the Arkansas Review and Mom Egg Review, and the Events page for an updated listing of where I'll be in early spring, including the AWP Conference in San Antonio and the Virginia Festival of the Book.
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