‘The Book of Gothel’ wins Sustainable Arts Award

I was thrilled to discover today that my novel-in-progress has received a 2013 Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award! Set in 12th century Germany and present-day New Orleans, 'The Book of Gothel' speculates about the historical roots of some of our most beloved European folktales. The grant will fund my trip to the Black Forest this summer to research …

Border Crossing v3

The launch party for Volume 3 of Border Crossing will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 pm at the Bayliss Public Library in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Pre-orders for Volume 3 will be available very soon online here, with orders for immediate shipping becoming available on the release date. Read more about the launch party here.

Border Crossing news

Border Crossing has gotten some nice press lately, including being featured in an article about northern Michigan literary culture with PANK, Dunes Review, and Pithead Chapel. Our interns were recently featured in the Sault Evening News, Cheboygan Daily Tribune, and on the LSSU website.

The Way North

My prose poem, "Rotkäppchen,” appears in The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works edited by Ron Riekki for Wayne State University Press this month, along with work by some amazing U.P. affiliated writers, including Julie Brooks Barbour, Chad Faries, Eric Gadzinski, Jane Piirto, Janeen Rastall, and Catie Rosemurgy, to name a few. Check it out! …

New job

The good news: I've accepted an amazing new job at Lake Superior State University, where I'll be an assistant professor of English and creative writing. I'll also get to co-edit a literary journal, Border Crossing! The bad news: we have to sell our house and move up to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, before  the fall semester starts!