Wolf Skin to be released by Dancing Girl Press in 2014

My first poetry chapbook will be released next year by Dancing Girl Press, a small press in Chicago that specializes in publishing innovative poetry by women authors! Through a feminist lens, Wolf Skin examines how fairy tales shape a person and the way she sees the world. In these poems, a woman reflects on the stories herContinue reading “Wolf Skin to be released by Dancing Girl Press in 2014”

‘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, ‘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 the book.Continue reading “‘The Book of Gothel’ wins Sustainable Arts Award”

Reading Tuesday, Oct. 29

I’ll be reading Tuesday, October 29 with six other The Way North writers: Ellen Airgood, Julie Brooks Barbour, Eric Gadzinski, Sue Harrison, L.E. Kimball, and Janice Repka. Come out and see us, 7pm at the Superior District Library, Bayliss Library in Sault Sainte Marie.

Words and Music

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,Continue reading “Words and Music”

‘Wait’ Wins Faulkner Prize for a Novel in Progress

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 ofContinue reading “‘Wait’ Wins Faulkner Prize for a Novel in Progress”

MFA

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.