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September 9, 2019

It was a pleasure to speak with SmokeLong Quarterly's Shasta Grant, in advance of my week as a guest reader there. This is a lit mag that consistently delivers intriguing, often edgy, approaches to short fiction under 1000 words and this is a great opportunity to see w...

July 31, 2019

Whenever I'm back in my hometown, people ask me, “Where are you from?” What they hear in my voice is a trace of the childhood move that would be the first of several major changes of address for me and which continues to influence my thinking and writing. I’m honored t...

May 16, 2019

A palpable sense of place characterizes the writing in eightball (Santa Fe Writers Project, 2019) a new collection of stories by Elizabeth Geoghegan, a Rome-based writer and lecturer at John Cabot University there. We find her characters in different cities and countri...

April 17, 2019

Amid the growing attention being given to "cli-fi," or fiction that considers the effects of climate change, I was particularly pleased to see my flash fiction piece "Row" given honorable mention by Dan Chaon, guest editor of Best Microfiction 2019. This snippet of a s...

March 14, 2019

Good things really can come in small packages or, specifically, micro-packages. Hence the new anthology Best Microfiction 2019, which contains what the editors describe as "eighty-seven of the world's best very short stories." I'm truly honored to have a story in here....

February 3, 2019

I was delighted to learn that my story The Laundry Room Comes First from Fiction Southeast was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Best Microfiction 2019 anthology (Pelekinesis). It was also lovely to hear that the historical flash fiction piece Balm was nominate...

January 31, 2019

One of the reading highlights of recent months was Meg Pokrass' flash fiction collection Alligators at Night. Here's my review online at Fiction Southeast. Two other new collections that have left an impression on me in the past couple of months include Kathy Fish's Wi...

December 4, 2018

Being the child of people from another country who lost their own parents at early ages was a perfect recipe for untold family stories. The gaps in my personal history, the flights of my imagination, and my musings on home, identity and loyalty, inspired me to start a...

September 20, 2018

We were driving across Wales and eventually ended up near the point where the Celtic and Irish seas meet. I saw a group of children playing hide-and-seek among the massive stones of a Neolithic monument. I tied that image into a series of other ideas and recorded some...

July 27, 2018

Flash Fiction Festival 2018 

It was a treat to be in Bristol for the UK's Flash Fiction Festival. Last year, the anthology containing my Bath Novella-in-Flash Award-winning story (Ad Hoc Fiction) and stories by Joanna Campbell and Ingrid Jendrzejewski, was launched ther...

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