Despite the utter nastiness of 2020, I had a good year on the writing front. Highlights: Winner, Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction Nominated, Best Microfiction Featured, Best Indie Spec Fic Finalist, New Millennium Writing Flash Fiction Award 30 publication acceptances Placed Top 10 in a handful of fun contests Met a crowd of wonderful writer … Continue reading A Few Wins
Attending virtual readings has become my new favorite thing, especially when the authors are reading their short stories from the new Furious Gravity collection. The book is phenomenal, with contributions from 50 DC-area women writers. Each story is top-notch. The editor, Melissa Scholes Young, did a fantastic job curating the pieces. I’ve been blown away … Continue reading Furious Gravity is Here!
The fabulous Atlas and Alice is featuring my creative nonfiction Playground Justice today. This is a “breathless” flash—almost one thousand words—written as a single sentence. I used paragraph-style spacing to make it welcoming to the eye, but I hope you will feel compelled to race through it without pausing. I’ve seen several excellent breathless pieces … Continue reading New CNF in Atlas and Alice
I'm thrilled Funny Pearls chose to feature my nonfic story "First Impressions." This is the true story of Dolores the Raccoon and her ongoing campaign to take over my house. She's a determined little terrorist. Her baby, pictured here, spewed hissing rowling tiger noises the whole time we tried to get him out of our … Continue reading First Impressions
Wasn't Grandpa cute? I think so, and I'm thrilled to announce literary journal Dead Housekeeping is featuring a short essay about him today: "How to Feed the Yellow Cat." Dead Housekeeping offers a unique opportunity to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed on. Each short story brings a specific “how to” into sharp … Continue reading How to Feed the Yellow Cat