Monday, October 17, 2016


I haven't been posting much lately. That may be an understatement. I've had my head down and sleeves rolled up, writing short stories and working on my novel. Moving forward, I will commit to writing here at least twice a month, probably focusing on the history I've been researching for my novel.

For today, I have exciting news!

I mentioned this in my last post, but I'm still really excited about it, so I'm going to say it again. My short story, "Hostess of the Dead," will be included in Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume II. I had the amazing experience of receiving author proofs, and I was asked to read the story at an author event in Columbus. How cool is that?

My new is exciting news is a two-parter. First, my story, "Life is Now," won second place in the Books by the Banks writing contest in Cincinnati. Second, I also received a notification that another short story, "Invisible Girls," will appear in Streetlight Magazine. I feel joy.

All of the stories will be available online. I will post the links here when I have them.

In my next post, I'll share some fabulous writing workshops I've attended.



  1. Congratulations! When will the short story book be released?

    1. Thanks, Alex. I think they are in the final stages of putting it together, so hopefully before Christmas. I'm not sure. The initial release date was last April, but it was delayed.

  2. Congratulations on the success of your short stories! I hope to see you more often here, letting us know what you're up to!

  3. Belated congratulations on all of your successes--and wishes for many more!