Book Review Essay Fiction Interview

Emerging from my cave

After a quiet first quarter, I emerge from my cave with a small flurry of publications. Here they are, in glorious bullet point:

Hopefully this is the beginning of a busy second half of 2019.


A book, you say?

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 writers from all over the globe. The end result is a book titled Miscellany, which is scheduled to come out in September. The book brings together 11 authors and 21 essays. I have 3 short pieces in the collection.

You can preorder the book right now: B&N, IndieBound, and (if you must) Amazon.

Also, Run Amok is currently running an Indiegogo campaign to raise some money for promotional materials and to pay contributors (outside of copies of the book!). If you’re interested in helping out (there are some great perks, like ebooks and paperbacks) click here.

Essay Fiction

It’s such fun

I have two stories in the new issue of Hypertrophic Literary (a reprint of “Fatherwifehusband” and a new one, “The Word Hater Reads His Future”). You can buy a print or digital copy here. Many thanks to editors Maddie Anthes and Lynsey Morandin for their enthusiasm and help.

Also, the kind folks at The RS 500 let me write an essay about Lou Reed’s 1972 classic, Transformer. Of course, the essay is mostly about my first semester of college, but Lou Reed makes several appearances, too. (I promise!)


Looking Backward

I’m very happy that my friend Donald Quist invited me to participate in his new online project, Past Ten, which lets writers talk about their pasts.

Here’s my contribution.