I was lucky enough to spend the last week at the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, NY, for a wintertide retreat. This is an opporunity for writers to go to Millay during the "off" season and just write! It was a peaceful and productive time. One of the new stories I'm writing is about a trip Edna St. Vincent Millay and her husband took to Sanibel Island, FL, in 1936, so this was the perfect place to work on it.
I'm pleased to offer several writing workshops in 2021! I know a lot of us are "Zoomed out," but I've also found that connecting in this forum has strengthened my creativity over the last several months. Writing with other writers, whether in person or online, is still one of the practices that keeps me at my desk. Take a look at the workshops and see if one might work for you.
You Can Tell Me Anything reviewed this week in Kirkus: "Tales that present emotionally complex characters with empathy and insight." Read the full review here.
Thank you to Gilion Dumas for interviewing me about Burn Down This World at The Rose City Reader book blog. Jane Fonda makes an appearance, as she does in the book!
I'll be reading from and talking about my novel, Burn Down This World, at What Cheer Writers Club virtual coffee chat on Friday, April 17, at 11am, via Zoom. You can find out more here.
My story, "The Patron Saint of Archers," was just published in the Winter 2020 issue of Green Briar Review. You can read it here.
I learned this week that my short fiction collection, entitled You Can Tell Me Anything, has been accepted for publication by Mint Hill Books, a label of Main Street Rag Publishing. Publication is scheduled for November 2020. Now the fun part begins: editing, proofing, and selecting a cover design.
My story, "You Can Tell Me Anything," appears in the 2019 issue of Flying South Magazine, an annual published by the Winston-Salem Writers Association.