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!
I'll be reading at Chelsea's in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, Sept. 2 as part of an LSU Alumni Reading.
The ink is dry: I just signed an agency agreement with Kathleen Anderson of Anderson Literary Management!
Since the conference, I’ve received two offers of representation and now am in the wonderful position of having to make a choice!
The Faulkner conference was unbelievable. I met so many contacts and amazing writers. Also I slept on high thread count sheets and dined on sinful food and wine. I highly recommend the Monteleone to anyone who can afford it (thank you, Faulkner Society!) It was so wonderful to meet P. Neofotis (winner, novella), Emily Lupita Plum (winner, …
I'm so excited that Judge Janette Turner Hospital has announced my manuscript, 'Wait,' this year's winner of the Faulkner Prize for a Novel in Progress! 'Wait' retells the Odysseus myth from the perspective of a soldier's wife in the Deep South during the Vietnam War: "My clear choice for winner, this manuscript in progress is stunning for a number of …
Chuck Wachtel, writing teacher extraordinaire, has scrawled his reckless signature across the title page of my novel-in-progress, fulfilling the requirements for my MFA from NYU.
It looks like I'll be reading as part of the New York University Emerging Writers Series at either Mo Pitkins or the KGB Bar on October 29!