is the month in which I entered my last blog post. The end of June but still...JUNE! A little over three months and during that time, I've been playing with my son while he was on summer vacation (and delivering him to his swim team practices), reading submissions for Narrative, away at Bread Loaf for eleven days and then away again to Rome for a week. I'm back from Italy, at least in body, and I'm slowly slipping back into my writing self but I've been out of it so long the slipping feels clumsy.
However, until I become fully engaged again, here are a couple of links to must-have books:
Cut Through the Bone
Up From the Blue
- 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.