News and Updates

New Micro at Whale Road Review

December 4, 2021

I have a short story up at Whale Road Review today! This piece is part of a collection I am working on about a little girl named Ruby and the challenges of growing up in a complicated family. Two other Ruby stories appeared in Flash Boulevard this fall. Check out "God Forgot" today at Whale Road Review. If you enjoy it, feel free to use the "tip the author" button under my story!

"tarots card" by tamaki is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

New flash up at Pithead Chapel!

December 1, 2021

I'm happy to share my newest flash with you today in the December issue of Pithead Chapel. In addition to giving "Yet Again the Reversed Fool, Upright Tower" a loving home, I'm also excited to announce that Pithead Chapel honored me with a Best Small Fictions nomination! Thanks for reading!

Holiday Chapbook Released!

November 12, 2021

I'm thrilled to announce that my digital chapbook of holiday fiction is officially available for purchase and download. I'm so honored that Fahmidan Journal selected "We're All Just Trying to Make It to January 2nd" to publish as a collection. To celebrate the release, there will be a launch party held via Zoom tomorrow, Saturday, November 13. If you are interested in attending, please contact me through my contact page.

Work in Two Anthologies!

October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween! It's been a busy month for me, but I'm happy to announce that I have work in two anthologies released this month. The first is my award winning micro "An Apology to My Brother at His Funeral" which is included in the 2021 Best Small Fictions Anthology by Sonder Press. More recently, Pure Slush Released an anthology called Love with is the 4th volume in their Lifespace series. My flash fiction "Stranger" is among the stories included.

Short Story Up at Short Story Town

October 12, 2021

I have a rare full-length short story up over at Short Story Town today. This is the first piece that is not flash or micro that I've published since February 2020. If you are looking for it after today, scroll down and look for it by date (10/12/2021). Look for it here!

Two Flashes at Flash Boulevard

September 25, 2021

I'm delighted to have two flash fictions up at Flash Boulevard today. Please check out Bleeding Heart and Wild Turkey which are featured at Flash Boulevard today!

Micro Memoir at Five Minutes

September 13, 2021

A very timely micro memoir piece of mine is up at Five Minutes today. It is timely because this is very much the back-to-school time of year, but last week was also the 25th anniversary of my father's death. I'm pleased that this found a home when it did.

"Rainy Day" by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0

New Flash at Lost Balloon

July 21, 2021

Through all the ups and downs of 2020, one positive thing that emerged was some pieces of writing I feel truly proud of. "Stingrays in Captivity" is a flash that came out of a really stressful time last year, and I love that it is out in the world for others to read now. You can find it over at "Lost Balloon" today.

Micro Fiction in Ellipsis Zine nine

July 2, 2021

Ellipsis Zine Nine went live today and I'm honored that I have a piece included in this collect of stories each under 350 words. You can read my story "Everything She Imagined It Would Be" and many others starting at a low price for the digital issue. Get your copy here.

"Baby Feet" by deanj is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Fire" by Elena Penkova is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

WiGLeaf top 50 long list

June 8, 2021

I was honored to learn this morning that my story After the Fire Burns Out, published by Spelk Fiction last year, was long listed for Wigleaf's Top 50 Very Short Fiction list for 2021.

Reflex fiction volume four

June 3, 2021

I'm proud that my flash piece An Apology, of Sorts, to My Brother at His Funeral, was included in Reflex Fictions Volume Four anthology Beguiled By a Wild Thing. On sale now!

"Library Bookshelf" by twechy is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Flash in Ethel 7

April 10, 2021

Ever since I discovered Ethel Zine online, I have loved the idea of hand sewn literary magazines. As someone who makes handmade journals myself (when time allows), I know how much time and effort goes in to hand sewing a book and I treasure the idea of having a piece of my writing being included in such a work of art. I am happy to report that my wish has come true! You can read my flash fiction We're All Just Trying to Make It to January 2nd in Ethel 7, available for purchase. Issues are limited!

Edited to add: My story is now available to read online without purchase. Check it out here!

A little Holiday Surrealism

March 14, 2021

I'm excited to have a surreal flash fiction up at Middle House Review today. It's another off-season holiday story. Read "St. Nicholas" here.

A Bit of humor

February 16, 2021

As the snow continues to pile up outside, I'm pleased to be able to share a humorous piece about the power of a winter hat. Check out Wonder Woman in Winter up today at The Daily Drunk!

Best small fictions nomination!

January 12, 2021

I'm so honored to be able to announce that Reflex Fiction has nominated my winning story An Apology, of Sorts, to My Brother at His Funeral for a Best Small Fictions award. Read their complete list of nominations here.