Donna Meredith of the Southern Literary Review posted a fantastic review of my new novel, The Last Great American Magic, today. “With thundering force, all the touchstones of a good story roll together in The Last Great American Magic. Three brothers with wildly different personalities create conflict. Forbidden romance and vicious battles add the spice […]
Video of my reading at Letters Bookshop in Durham. I’m reading the opening of my forthcoming novel, The Last Great American Magic (August, 2016). It was Star Wars Day (May 4), hence the Boba Fett hat! I was lucky enough to open for Miriam Herin, who gave a fantastic reading. You can watch several minutes […]
My short story “In Limbo”—a hashing out of the afterlife, or part of it—appears in the inaugural issue of The Ottawa Object from Threwline Books. It’s a real thrill to see “Volume I: Issue I” on the front cover, and for my story to be included. I’m excited for the future of this rag.
Many thanks to the Indian Hill Public Schools Foundation for inviting me back to my alma mater to lead a creative writing workshop in the middle of the school day. Follow this link to read my first stairwell interview, which feels like a major milestone. In all seriousness though, I had a blast teaching these […]
Leanne Star profiled me in Continuum magazine in 2005, back when I was a struggling graduate student at Northwestern. So it was really fun to talk to her again this spring for a follow-up profile in Continuum, now that I’m….something other than a struggling graduate student. Just like she did nine years ago, she makes […]
My short story “The Trench Garden,” published this winter by Ploughshares, has been reviewed in the Southern Literary Review. Donna Meredith reviewed my novel, Green Gospel, back in 2011, so it was really a thrill to see her name in the byline again, reviewing “The Trench Garden.” (And she’s a helluva writer in her own […]