Thursday, February 23, 2017

New work: essay, story, podcast!

Hello friends! I'm back, and you can find new work in three places. Here's a lyric essay on the art of collaboration in Brevity magazine's blog. Titled "Collaboration as a Form of Love," it explores the overlap between artistic collaboration and intimacy.

Looking for a prose poem/flash fiction thingie? I've got that, too, over at the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. It's called "Cuttings."

Finally, if you're stuck in traffic and you've listened to all the 2 Dope Queens podcasts already, lend an ear to Second Hand Stories, a fabulous free fiction podcast. I've got a short story in episode 12, "Somehow Always Getting It Right," co-written with Elizabeth J. Colen (who also reads the piece) and paired up with Emily Roese's story "The Art of BODYCOMBAT." 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thursday reading cancelled

So sorry, folks -- my 9/22 reading with Ann Tweedy and Risa Denenberg at King's Books in Tacoma, WA has been cancelled due to a death in Ann's family. My heart goes out to Ann and her husband Manny. Please send them good thoughts, and I'll check back in with you all soon. New books coming around the corner, including poetry collaborations with Kelly Magee and Daniela Olszewska! 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

New Website at

Hello friends. I've created a website for my books, and hope to link this blog to my website very soon. Each one of my books will have its own page, complete with photos and special features like videos, sample material, interviews, and reviews. Forgive my mistakes as I learn new skills! Keep in touch; I'd like to hear from you. And visit me here:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

YouTube Book Review of With Animal

How awesome is this YouTube book review of With Animal? Very awesome! Thanks to What Kelly Reads for her charming and thoughtful analysis of With Animal and The Last Animal.

Sunday, February 28, 2016


It's here! The latest map of my imagination, printed in prose. Your Sick is a collaborative short story collection, co-written with Elizabeth J. Colen and Kelly Magee. The three of us were thrilled to be published by Jellyfish Highway Press, and to feature cover art by Holly Andres. You can order Your Sick right here. If you're interested in writing a review, or adapting the book for your classroom, we're happy to do interviews, create writing prompts, Skype or email with students, etc.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Would You Rather?

Would you rather celebrate the publication of Your Sick or eat cake? How about both? I would rather do a lot of things, often simultaneously. Here's proof over at The Next Best Book Blog, where I answer strange questions to the best of my ability. And if you click the magic link, you can pre-order Your Sick (co-authored with Elizabeth J. Colen and Kelly Magee, published by Jellyfish Highway Press).

Monday, October 12, 2015

Review in The Rumpus

Here's a terrific review of With Animal in The Rumpus. Thanks to Kelsie Hahn for capturing the spirit of our book! 
painting: Todd Horton