Chapbook

Just a reminder that my new collection of short stories, (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village, comes out this Wednesday (8/11), and in advance of that, here’s a link to my interview in the Authors Guild Member Spotlight. Happy Monday!

Chapbook

Hello my friends, and Happy Monday! I’m excited to announce a launch date of August 11, and a slightly revised cover (to make the title pop), for my new short story collection, (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village. Pre-orders for Kindle eBooks are happening now at Amazon, and a paperback edition will be coming soon. I’m also working on some promotions, so stay tuned!

Chapbook

Hello my friends and Happy Friday! I want to share some exciting news with you AND the cover of my new collection of short stories, (Mostly) True Tales From Birchmont Village. I’m putting the finishing touches on it now for release later this month, but in the meantime, here’s a little blurb to give you an idea of what it’s about – and, as usual, more details will follow!

Meet the residents of Birchmont Village, a close-knit community of quirky characters and eccentrics who, despite their differences, and disagreements, and petty annoyances, always pull together in times of trial and tribulation. Through it all, these townsfolk support one another and, in the process, a lesson is learned, music plays and s’mores are prepared over the warmth of a glowing fire pit. So come along for a year in their lives!

Plays

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!

Fiction

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 …

Plays

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!

Announcement

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.

Announcements

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!

Fiction

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!