A story in two parts:
A story in two parts:
I wrote a Midsommar poem and sent it out for this anthology that Kristin Garth is putting together with The Daily Drunk, and it got picked up! I am seriously over the moon about this. Can’t wait to read/share! Aaahhhhh!!!!
I’ve got fiction in here! It’s a piece about nostalgia and sexuality and lost love, and I’m really proud of it. Guest appearances by Angel Olsen, Q101, Gorillaz, and Chicago’s el. Huge thanks to Chris Talbot-Heindl for picking this up, and for fostering such an amazing community. 😊 Check out the full issue here!
This wasn’t easy to write, but I’m glad I did, grateful I get to share it and still be here. Honored that Rejection Letters saw something in it. Speaking of hopeful: Today, I got to see this go live and schedule an appt. for my first dose of the vaccine. Taking that as a sign. You can read this piece here. ❤
My piece on grief through the lens of video game glitching is live in one of my dream journals, Cleaver Magazine! This flash is also an excerpt from my WIP, so it makes this feel even better, and then Cathy Ulrich, one of my all-time favorite flash writers, read and shared this, so that pretty much cinched the great day trifecta for me. 😊 You can read this story here!
Litro just published “Stop Making Sense,” my flash about Talking Heads, gay bar experimentation, and gender identity! I’m really proud of this one, and you can read it here. Huge thanks to Litro for giving this a home! 😊
Here’s my reading that was part of Bookmarks NC‘s February 4 on 4th author event, put on by Winston-Salem Writers! It was so surreal/cool to read with my favorite bookstore, put on by a writing group I was involved in when Waldo wasn’t pubbed yet, a place that helped the book become. Huge thanks to everyone who came, and to Lisa and all her staff for putting this together!
Please go support them, and support other indie bookstores like them!
AHH!! My story “San Andreas Heaven,” a piece on grief through the lens of video game glitching, just got accepted by Cleaver Magazine! This is a dream for me. I’ve been trying them for years, and this story is an offshoot of my WIP novel The Brother We Share. Actual tears of joy.
It took a revision to get there, but we got there. I don’t know what else to say, other than I’m so glad I didn’t give up:
I’ve got a prose piece about grief & longing & fighting small town homophobia that I’m really proud of, just went live in scissors & spackle! Huge thanks to Jenny & Ariana & all the awesome folks at ELJ for seeing something in my words. 😊
Sometimes I forget that in the middle of the insanity of last year, my debut novel came out. People have said it meant something to them. Well as far as reminders go, this is the best. My first time seeing my book in a store, and it’s my favorite bookstore: Bookmarks NC. I cried.
Also, bless the alphabet for putting me this close to Murakami on a shelf. 😂😁