The Book of Gothel–Forthcoming from Redhook and Orbit UK in 2022!

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, a historical reimagining of the Rapunzel folktale from the perspective of the witch, will be published in 2022 by Hachette Orbit/Redhook in the United States andContinue reading “The Book of Gothel–Forthcoming from Redhook and Orbit UK in 2022!”

New Story in Redivider

My short story, “An Inch Too Tight,” about a young 14th century mother who goes to see Julian of Norwich about a demon appears in the latest issue of Redivider. Also featured is a haunting, strange story about the aftermath of a death in Jersey City by Vinessa Anthony DiSousa, “Then Someone Moves the Ground,”Continue reading “New Story in Redivider”

New Story in Arkansas Review

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”

Interview with Maggie Smith

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”

“Hildegard of Bingen: Daughter of Light” in Faerie Magazine

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”

Back to Vermont Studio Center

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”

“Louisiana Disaster Recovery 3.0” in Gulf Coast

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”