Interview and excerpt from The Book of Gothel in Enchanted Living

An interview and excerpt from The Book of Gothel appears in the spring 2022 Fairy Tale issue of Enchanted Living, which you can order here or purchase in brick-and-mortar bookstores in the U.S. You can also subscribe to the magazine here. I’m grateful to editor-in-chief Carolyn Turgeon for inviting me to participate in this beautifulContinue reading “Interview and excerpt from The Book of Gothel in Enchanted Living”

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, 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!”

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”

SFPA Speculative Poetry Contest Opens Today!

I’m chairing the SFPA’s poetry contest, this year, and it opens today! First, second, and third place prizes will go to the best speculative poems in each of three length categories. All forms and styles of speculative poetry are accepted. You can read more about the contest rules on the official contest website. This year’s judge isContinue reading “SFPA Speculative Poetry Contest Opens Today!”

“Der Froschkönig” and “The Frog Princess [Remix]” in Cimarron Review

I received my contributors’ copies of Cimarron Review in this afternoon’s mail. It’s an honor to have two poems from the full-length poetry manuscript I’m working on appear alongside work by Karen Skolfield, Sidney Wade, and Edmund White.  Highlights for me, in addition to work by the above-mentioned poets, included Katherine Kaufman’s prose poem, “The Foxes,” and Miriam Cohen’s wonderfullyContinue reading ““Der Froschkönig” and “The Frog Princess [Remix]” in Cimarron Review”

Wolf Skin at Baltimore Composers Forum

My prose poem, “Wolf Skin,” had its musical debut this week at the Baltimore Composers Forum concert with the original score by composer Elizabeth Skola Davis.  Watch the video below to see the performance by Joseph Regan, tenor, and Tim McReynolds, piano! The lyrics originally appeared as a prose poem in the Los Angeles Review and asContinue reading “Wolf Skin at Baltimore Composers Forum”

Frostburg, Jackalope-Girl, and Rose Red Review

I’ve been remiss in not writing about my wonderful experience at Frostburg Indie Lit Festival in October, where I was invited to be part of a panel on Fairy Tales Reimagined by Sarah Ann Winn. I stayed with a fabulous group of writers at a beautiful cabin in the mountains outside town, where the view on my morning runsContinue reading “Frostburg, Jackalope-Girl, and Rose Red Review”