As the college basketball season winds down, I am reminded of this essay on my sports fandom that I wrote a few years ago after my team lost the big game, “When My Team Breaks My Heart.”
I’m excited to have my short, short story, “The Girl With Bags Under Her Eyes,” included in this year’s edition of Literary LEO – the annual creative competition sponsored by the Louisville-based arts & entertainment and community-focused publication LEO Weekly. I wrote this a few years ago, daydreaming one lazy afternoon in a coffee shop about how people can drift in and out of our lives without us ever really getting to know them, sad in a way, but hopefully something we can learn from to try and make an effort to connect. Click on the link and scroll down to find it, and check out all the other excellent writing (not to say necessarily that my writing is excellent, but well, you know what I mean), and some really rad photos too – I’m proud to be in such good company!
Hello! I hope the weather is holding up alright wherever you are. It’s cold and dreary in KY, and it’s got me missing concerts, and live music, and mosh pits – so I posted this short story, The Pit, on my Medium page. Throw your hands up in the air and enjoy!
Happy Saturday once again! So I had a great conversation the other night with the cast and crew of my play “Geese” that’s part of this first season of the virtual theatre festival The Big Break. For those of you who might’ve missed it live on Twitch (and I’m sorry I wasn’t able to post it in advance but it sort of sneaked up on me), here’s a link where you can catch a full replay. It was a fun time, there are some super talented actors involved, and I can’t wait to see the full production!
Happy Saturday! Here’s a link to a behind the scenes feature on my play GEESE for The Big Break – https://youtu.be/KEuIskWt6yM
For those of you waiting for a link to my Twitch interview in support of my play “Geese” on The Big Break – that’s been postponed one week, until next Thursday. But I’ll post the info on that as soon as I get it.
Happy New Year, and I hope that 2021 is off to a good start for everyone! I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be a Guest Editor for the upcoming Issue 8 of Fleas on the Dog. This is a really great lit mag, and if you haven’t seen it before, I suggest you check it out. They’ve published a couple of my short stories and one of my plays. And speaking of plays, I’ll be participating in a live discussion on Twitch this Thursday (1/21) at 8 PM EST for my play “Geese” as part of the virtual theatre festival The Big Break. I’ll be joined by the actors and crew, so it should be fun. I’ll post the link once I get it!
I just posted a short story – “Sad Bar” – to my Medium page. I consider this a companion piece to my collection, The Sadie Stories, which (hopefully, knock wood, fingers crossed …) will be out next year after being delayed this year what with everything that’s happened. It’s not actually part of this collection, but it fits within the overarching story, and perhaps at some point I’ll include it in a second collection of stories involving these characters.
I’ve decided to package my short stories from Birchwood Village (there are seven in all) into one collection called (Mostly) True Stories from Birchwood Village and send it out for submission. I’m pleased to announce that Variant Literature has included it in its “longlist of titles that generated significant discussion.” Of course, once this collection of stories lands somewhere for publication I’ll be sure to post about it here!
Hi everyone! So two weeks ago I participated in a roundtable discussion with some of the other writers of The Big Break that was broadcast live on Twitch. Well I found the recording of it, and I’ve posted a link HERE. I guess since it was live, it took a little bit to get going, but just fast forward to around the 14 minute mark and that’s when it starts. And as always, enjoy!