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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.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Good Reading

A few recommendations:

After you finish with the excellent new issue of SmokeLong Quarterly, then pick up a copy of Roger Morris' The Gentle Axe. You won't be disappointed with this atmospheric mystery. I devoured it. I've just started Pia Z. Ehrhardt's gorgeous short story collection Famous Fathers. Pia's writing is so breathtakingly honest and her details are so fresh, so exquisite, you'll want to read this slowly.

Also Storyglossia's Issue 20 has published with many great stories including my dear friend Myfanwy Collins' story "Orange Crush." I swear you'll fall in love with Myfanwy's story of painful teenage crushes.


this journal from Long Island University just took a story of mine. I'm delighted--I really like the stories they publish.

Friday, June 15, 2007

SmokeLong Quarterly Issue 17

is LIVE!

So many wonderful gems inside. Truly, this journal amazes me every time.