I received the nicest email today from a teacher in Zambia whose drama class of students ages 10-18 performed several scripts from Drama Notebook, one of which being my play, “Out on a Limb.” It’s so cool to hear about people enjoying your work. And now does that make me a global playwright? Happy Wednesday!
Hello, and Happy Derby! In case you haven’t heard, we have a little horse race in Louisville today – back on the first Saturday in May where it belongs. To celebrate, here’s a short story I wrote that takes place on Derby Day – “The Time Chubz the Cat Went Missing.” This is part of a series of stories centered around the (mostly) fictional community of Birchwood Village titled (Mostly) True Tales from Birchwood Village. And I’m excited to announce that I will be publishing all of these stories – seven in all – in one collection this summer! More details to follow …
Hello everyone, and happy Friday! I just posted a new short story – “Critter” – to my Medium page. It deals with the anxieties that might arise as the world starts to slowly reopen and we enter this sort of new “new normal.” Occasionally I like posting on Medium just to get my writing out there and not have to wait on the sometimes (or oftentimes!) frustrating submission process. Enjoy, and have a pleasant weekend!
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!