secretlives_logoThe marvelous Mr. Bear recently performed my short story “The Daddy-Thing” (Electric Literature) for her radio show Violet Hour Saloon/The Secret Lives of Stuffed Animals. Click here to give it a listen.


I’m so thrilled to announce that my story, “It’s Shaped Like a Grin, They Say” (CHEAP POP), has been selected for inclusion in the Best Micro Fiction 2019 anthology! Also, my story “The Hunted” has been nominated by The Cincinnati Review for 2019’s Best Small Fictions!



I am honored to announce that several of my stories have been nominated for awards this season:

  • CHEAP POP nominated my flash story “It’s Shaped Like a Grin, They Say” for inclusion in the Best Micro Fictions anthology.
  • matchbook nominated my flash story “The Joke” for both the Pushcart Prize and inclusion in the Best Small Fictions anthology.
  • Modern Language Studies nominated my short story “To Unweave a Rainbow” for the Pushcart Prize.

Oh yeah, and I’m also turning 30 this upcoming Monday! Time for cake!MLS nom


Fun news! My flash story, “Her Chambers,” received an honorable mention in The Ginger Collect’s Halloween Contest. Check out the full story here.



I’m so excited to announce that my flash story, “It’s Shaped Like a Grin, They Say,” has been nominated by CHEAP POP for Best Micro Fictions!

Check out the story here.




Don’t forget to check out the latest issue of Modern Language Studies, featuring my short story “To Unweave a Rainbow.” They haven’t updated their website yet, but the latest issue MAPS is now available. Also be on the lookout for the latest in their podcast series, The Sidebar, wherein Fiction Editor Patrick Henry interviews me about my writing process, magical realism, and flash fiction. As a bonus, I also perform a brief excerpt of my story.

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A terrific reading this week, hosted by the generous Writers & Words at Baltimore’s own Charmington’s café. It was a true pleasure getting to share an excerpt of “Quietly Gigantic” with everyone!

For those who missed it, Writers & Words hosts a new reading of at least four authors on the second Tuesday of every month. It’s a terrific opportunity to hear local voices and meet other readers and writers.

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