I am excited to announce that my first creative writing class for Skillshare is now available! It is titled “Crafting Complex Characters (Quickly) for Short Fiction.” From the class page: Whether you’re writing a 400 or 4000-word short story, you need to know your protagonist’s tics, joys, and sorrows in order to create a believable […]Read More Teaching at Skillshare
After a quiet first quarter, I emerge from my cave with a small flurry of publications. Here they are, in glorious bullet point: At Words Without Borders, I reviewed two books by Thai author Duanwad Pimwana, her first to be translated into English (by Mui Poopoksakul). For Fiction Writers Review, I interviewed Caleb Michael Sarvis about his debut […]Read More Emerging from my cave
Pleased to announce that my story, “Half Tank,” has been selected for the Best Microfiction 2019 anthology. Many thanks to the editors, as well as everyone at Atticus Review, where the story first appeared. Read more about the anthology here: http://www.bestmicrofiction.comRead More Best Microfiction 2019
The year is over (pretty much), so (bowing to peer pressure) here’s everything I put out in the world during 2018: I published the following stories, most of which are quite small: “The Wherewithal” at Monkeybicycle “Creatures of Love” at Last Exit “Old Friends” at Last Exit “Everyone Needs a Kind Stranger to Listen to His Secrets” at Last […]Read More 2018, Condensed
I am truly horrible at updating this website with new blog posts… The year is almost over, and since my last dispatch, I have two more publications to share. Up first is a story about a troubled marriage, a WWII typhoon, and a ghost trapped in a wall. It’s called “The Wherewithal,” and the generous […]Read More Ghosts
I regularly neglect the blog portion of my website. As such, here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve published since my last post (back in May): Stories: “Creatures of Love” at Last Exit “Old Friends” at Last Exit “Everyone Needs a Kind Stranger to Listen to His Secrets” at Last Exit “Parental Concerns” at Bending Genres “Half Tank” at Atticus Review […]Read More Oh yeah, there’s a blog on this site: fall update
About a year ago, Gary Anderson, who runs the small New Jersey publishing house Run Amok Books, approached me about releasing a collection of my various nonfiction writing. While I was flattered, I didn’t have a full collection’s worth of material, but our back and forth inspired Gary to create a volume of nonfiction by […]Read More A book, you say?