Virtual Reading and Q&A with Malaprop’s–Thursday Aug 4, 6pm ET

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”

Malevolent Mothers of Myth—Tuesday, July 19, 7pm EDT

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

Limited Pre-Order Campaign for THE BOOK OF GOTHEL!

The publication date for The Book of Gothel is coming soon–only three weeks to go–and the international pre-order campaign is live through the end of the month (while supplies last)! The Book of Gothel is the secret history of Rapunzel according to the medieval peasant woman who would become known as the witch. The conceitContinue reading “Limited Pre-Order Campaign for THE BOOK OF GOTHEL!”

Interview and excerpt from The Book of Gothel in Enchanted Living

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”

Women in SF&F Month: Feminist Retellings

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”

“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”

“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 first- and third-place stories.   

“Camille” Wins Second Place in Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction

My short story, “Camille,” has been selected by judge Julianna Baggott as the second-place winner of this year’s Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction! This is one I’ve been working on for a while — it’s the story that opens my novel retelling the Odysseus myth from the perspective of a Vietnam soldier’s wife — so I’mContinue reading ““Camille” Wins Second Place in Marguerite McGlinn National Prize for Fiction”

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”

Wolf Skin Release

My poetry chapbook, Wolf Skin, has just been released by dancing girl press! Wolf Skin follows a modern woman whose mother told her dark fairy tales when she was a girl. Many of the poems in the collection retell the tales of the Brothers Grimm from the perspectives of minor characters, such as the huntsman from Little RedContinue reading “Wolf Skin Release”

June 1 Reading in Chicago

I’ll be reading from Wolf Skin in Chicago on June 1 from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Woman Made Gallery Literary Series on the theme of “The Other,” as part of the group art show that is ongoing through June 26. Fellow Dancing Girl Press poet, Janeen Rastall, whose work is wonderful, will also be reading, and I’m aContinue reading “June 1 Reading in Chicago”

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 air tickets, and I’ve just sent off my passport renewal application… The plan, as it stands now, is to startContinue reading “Planning Trip to Germany”