New work up at Brilliant Flash Fiction, and other good news

The best news: I recently signed a contract with Houghton Mifflin Hardcourt and a segment of my New York Times Magazine essay “Running Into Danger on an Alaskan Trail” will be featured in textbooks and reading materials for school-age students. This is so exciting because when I was in school, reading was the only thing that… Read More New work up at Brilliant Flash Fiction, and other good news

The Disappointed Housewife, an edgy new literary journal

This is SO exciting. Kevin Brennan (and everyone knows I’m a huge fan of Brennan’s) recently launched a new literary magazine called The Disappointed Housewife. Is that the greatest name or what? The site publishes edgy poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, music, multi-media, photography and anything else that doesn’t fit inside normal conventions. As Brennan says in… Read More The Disappointed Housewife, an edgy new literary journal

Desert dreaming (or, how a sunburn led to a needed insight)

Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.” –Frank Kafka Well, I’ve been in Tucson on my DIY writing residency for three weeks now and have accomplished more than expected. I write hard all week and reward myself by renting a car on weekends, where I hit the mountains for long… Read More Desert dreaming (or, how a sunburn led to a needed insight)