This Thursday night, 8/4, at 6pm ET/ 5pm CT! I’ll be presenting The Book of Gothel in conversation with Olesya Salnikova Gilmore, author of The Witch and the Tsar, through the wonderful Asheville, NC bookstore, Malaprop’s, virtual reading series! It’s a free event, but you must register to attend. Here’s the link to register: REGISTERContinue reading “Virtual Reading and Q&A with Malaprop’s–Thursday Aug 4, 6pm ET”
The Book of Gothel is coming out in only three days—this Tuesday! If you haven’t bought your copy yet, please consider doing so now! I’m doing a signing at Virginia Highland Books in Atlanta next Saturday, 7/30, from 3:30-5pm, so if you’d like to buy a personalized signed copy from an independent bookstore, now isContinue reading “Signing at Virginia Highland Books in Atlanta–Saturday, July 30, 3:30-5pm”
I’m so excited for this conversation tonight with Vaishnavi Patel via OrbitLive! Traditional stories are full of mothers, stepmothers, and mother figures who don’t exactly have their offspring’s best interests at heart. Join us for a discussion and Q&A! Register now: bit.ly/3Ak2Cl3
An interview with me about The Book of Gothel appears online here and in the spring 2022 Fairy Tale issue of Enchanted Living, which also contains an excerpt from the beginning of the book! To read the excerpt, you can order the summer issue here or purchase it in brick-and-mortar bookstores in the U.S. YouContinue reading “Interview and excerpt from The Book of Gothel in Enchanted Living”
Why are fairy tales told the way they are told? What secrets do they hide? Huge thanks to Fantasy Book Cafe for inviting me to do a guest post about The Book of Gothel for Women in SF&F month! I got to write about fairy tales, how much I love feminist retellings of folklore andContinue reading “Women in SF&F Month: Feminist Retellings”
A manuscript buried in a Black Forest cellar reveals the truth behind the Rapunzel folktale.…
I’ve been sitting on this news for an unbearably long time, but now I’m finally able to shout it from the rooftops. My debut novel, The Book of Gothel, the secret history of the Rapunzel folktale as told by the witch, will be published in 2022 by Hachette Orbit/Redhook in the United States and OrbitContinue reading “The Book of Gothel–Forthcoming from Redhook and Orbit UK in 2022!”
I’m honored to have a poem, “Shake the Tree [Aschenputtel]” in the latest issue of Louisiana Literature. Here’s the issue where you can read the poem. Thanks to editor Jack Bedell for accepting my work!
Excited to see the first of my short stories set in near-future dystopian Louisiana in the December issue of Arkansas Review! Although this is a print publication, the story is being featured on the website, so you can read it by scrolling down and clicking the “Featured Content” button. The issue also features a greatContinue reading “New Story in Arkansas Review”
My poem, “The Mother Searches for Her Own Story,” appears in this week’s issue of Strange Horizons. This one is from the full-length poetry collection I’m working on, and I’m so honored to have it appear alongside a story by Rivqa Rafael and a poem by Ugonna-Ora Owoh. Check out the poetry podcast!
Last year, interviews and reviews editor at Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Sarah Ann Winn, invited me to interview poet Maggie Smith for their March issue. A big fan of Maggie Smith’s work, I eagerly agreed. It was such a pleasure to reread her two most recent collections, Good Bones and The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, and to have anContinue reading “Interview with Maggie Smith”
I had such a wonderful weekend presenting at the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference reading with Stacey Balkun, Sally Rosen Kindred, and Donna Vorreyer on “Reinventing Ever After: Women Reclaim the Fairy Tale in Poetry”…
Last summer, editor-in-chief Carolyn Turgeon invited me to write an article on St. Hildegard of Bingen for the medieval-themed winter issue of Faerie Magazine. Since I’d traveled to Bingen in 2014 to research Hildegard for THE BOOK OF GOTHEL, I was excited about the assignment. St. Hildegard is a fascinating, complicated figure. Over the past four years,Continue reading ““Hildegard of Bingen: Daughter of Light” in Faerie Magazine”
I’m so grateful to the National Endowment for the Arts, which funded the two-week fellowship and stipend I’ve received to Vermont Studio Center to work on my novel-in-progress, THE BOOK OF GOTHEL And of course, I’m grateful to my husband and daughter, who are always so supportive of me taking time for my work. IContinue reading “Back to Vermont Studio Center”
My poem, “Louisiana Disaster Recovery 3.0,” appears in the latest issue of Gulf Coast. I’m so grateful that it found a home in a journal so close to my hometown because it’s about the floods my family and friends suffered in the greater Baton Rouge area last fall. The poem was written for a multimedia dance/art/creative writing concertContinue reading ““Louisiana Disaster Recovery 3.0” in Gulf Coast”