I'll be out most of the week battling a nasty virus for me and mine, reading books without taking notes, eating chicken soup and rubbing vitamin e oil on the ever-growing red rash under my nose.
In the meantime, don't forget the Million Writers Awards which my friend and fellow writer Myfanwy Collins has so graciously highlighted on her blog. Also check out the lit news at Moorish Girl and some interesting new posts at The Cusp of Something. Keep in mind you can hear Hope Davis read a story by Pia Z Ehrhardt and there's always something interesting on Susan Henderson's blog. For some hearty laughs visit Diary of a New York Lady.
And for some spiritual nourishment check out Ms. Theologian's blog.
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.