Tag: historical fiction

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,…

Medieval Women: Beatrice of Burgundy

In honor of Women’s History Month, today, I’m posting about one of the medieval women I’ve been researching for my novel in progress. Relatively little is known of Beatrice of Burgundy (c. 1143-1184) compared to what…

“Camille” in Philadelphia Stories

Check out the beautiful cover of the Fall 2014 issue of Philadelphia Stories! I’m excited to see my story, “Camille,” second-place winner of the 2014 Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction, featured along with the…

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…

Planning Trip to Germany

It’s spring break, so I finally have some time to start planning my trip to Germany to research The Book of Gothel. The trip is set for this summer. A few weeks ago, I bought the…

Indiana Review Fiction Prize Finalist

Indiana Review Fiction Prize Finalist

I was pleased to read today that my story, “Camille,” was selected as a finalist for the Indiana Review 2013 Fiction Prize. Congratulations to the winner and runner up! I can’t wait to read their…

‘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…

‘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…