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My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. 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. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Books

Some new story collections waiting on my shelf (!!):

"Bad Monkey" by Curtis Smith
"Girl Trouble" by Holly Goddard Jones
"Normal People Don't Live Like This" by Dylan Landis
"In an Uncharted Country" by Clifford Garstang
"In the Valley of the Kings" by Terrence Holt
"Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing" by Lydia Peele

Not to mention some amazing novels sitting right next to them. Ai! I'm going to have a fabulous time when I get back from Paris!

(I've already dipped into Smith's collection and the first story is powerful and beautifully written.)

I'll begin posting my thoughts on these and other books after I return. Have a productive couple of weeks. Happy writing and reading!


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Paris and the Novel

I thought I'd get right back into revising the novel when school began but instead I'm taking notes for it and trying very hard to learn French as we're going to Paris in three weeks. I've had five years of French in school, however, I wasn't always paying attention and now I'm trying to cram because while I struggled with Spanish in Madrid last year I feel as if I should be able to speak the language in France. Or at least try.

My soon to be eight year old son (who will be going with us, bien sur!) is not thrilled with the constant auditory vocab lessons: "Can we shut that French off? I can't think!"

Meanwhile...the note-taking is getting me excited to work on the novel again when we return.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


The talented and award-winning writer, Pia Ehrhardt, has guest-edited this very special issue of Guernica/ After the Flood.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

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