Interview about Wolf Skin with Tanya Chernov

The interview Tanya Chernov conducted with me about Wolf Skin is now up, over at her blog. Below is an excerpt from the beginning: TC: Let’s talk about that fantastic title! At what point in the process of composition did you nail it down and know you had the title of your manuscript? What does it represent for you?Continue reading “Interview about Wolf Skin with Tanya Chernov”

Fairy Tale Book Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive these six autographed, collectible, fairy-tale-inspired books. The Chronicle of Secret Riven, Ronlyn Domingue’s original, epic, fairy-tale-inspired novel. Wolf Skin, Mary McMyne’s vintage-inspired, Brothers Grimm-retelling poetry chapbook. Faery Tale, Signe Pike’s moving and elegant memoir exploring international fairy folklore. Darling Hands, Darling Tongue, Sally R. Kindred’s Peter Pan-inspired poetry chapbook. The Fairest ofContinue reading “Fairy Tale Book Giveaway”

Back from Germany

I had an amazing time in Germany, researching medieval Konstanz and Freiburg, exploring city museums, hiking the Black Forest, and visiting Hildegard of Bingen’s abbey. ‘The Book of Gothel’, my novel-in-progress, is annotated to bits. Below is a gallery of some of what I saw while I was there! I have to thank the wonderful Sustainable Arts Foundation for the grant that enabled thisContinue reading “Back from Germany”

The Burden of Light Now Available on Kindle

The Burden of Light: Poems on Illness and Loss (edited by Tanya Chernov) is now available on Kindle! The first of its kind, this multimedia anthology weaves together many solitary experiences to create a tapestry of inspiration, support, and hope. In it, you can read my poem, “Irène Joliot-Curie,” watch a short video introduction about myContinue reading “The Burden of Light Now Available on Kindle”

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 Fall 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 researchContinue reading “‘The Book of Gothel’ wins Sustainable Arts Award”

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.