Fire Year Starred Publishers Weekly Review

This was the first review of my forthcoming story collection, Fire Year. It’s the best kind of review—one that teaches you something about your own work. The stories “gravitate toward taboo.” Love this. I totally see the taboo theme now—but it never occurred to me before. All this confirms that the author is the last […]

The Beauty of Brevity Litquake Palo Alto Panel

I’m honored to be appearing on a Litquake Palo Alto panel with Ann Packer, Harriet Scott Chessman, and Tom Barbash, moderated by Hilton Obenzinger. And considering my stories run up to 50 pages long, I’m amused the panel is called The Beauty of Brevity. At this point I’m more admirer than master of brevity. The

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