Book Deal: Beautiful and Terrible Things

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I have signed a book deal for Beautiful and Terrible Things, my next novel! TouchPoint Press, the same publisher that released my last novel (Horseshoes and Hand Grenades), has picked up my new work and I couldn't be more excited! A book publishing contract never feels official until it appears in the trade publication Publishers … Continue reading Book Deal: Beautiful and Terrible Things

The Best, Ultimately Uplifting Stories About Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Does the world need a list of "the best, ultimately uplifting stories about sexual abuse and harassment"? I think so, and so does Shepherd, the newest kid on the bookworm's block. I was invited by the creators of Shepherd, a new reading resource for book-lovers, to submit a list of good reads related to my … Continue reading The Best, Ultimately Uplifting Stories About Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Short Story Published in Smoky Quartz

I am honored to announce that Smoky Quartz has published my short story Two Kinds of People in their Fall 2021 issue. Two Kinds of People was a labor of love for me, a way to breathe life into a character that otherwise would have been left comatose after my forthcoming novel was cut for … Continue reading Short Story Published in Smoky Quartz

Free Reading Guide for Book Clubs

I recently put together a Reading Guide for a local Book Club whose members were reading my novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Compiling a list of the questions that were floating around in my mind when I wrote the book, plus the ones that actually drove the manuscript, was a lot of fun. Even more … Continue reading Free Reading Guide for Book Clubs

Queenie Lives: A Short Story Success

Short stories are a new frontier for me. They require special skills that novel-length works don't necessarily, and I am still working on my "craft" in this area. So, drumroll please, I am thrilled to announce that I have placed a short story in the online literary journal Smoky Quartz. The publication of Two Kinds … Continue reading Queenie Lives: A Short Story Success