“Borders” Named Winner of Switchback Literary Journal’s Spring 2016 “Editor’s Prize”

My story “Borders” was named the winner of Switchback’s Spring 2016 Editor’s Prize. Switchback is the literary journal for University of San Francisco’s MFA in writing program, and as an alumnus of that program, I am very honored to be part of this community. If you’re interested, you can read the story here: http://swback.com/issues/2016/borders.html

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“Holiday Reading with Arizona Authors” now on Bookman’s Blog

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My holiday reading list of books by authors with an Arizona connection is up at the Bookman’s Bookseller’s blog. I already love Arizona and literature, and so writing about Arizona literature for Bookman’s was a definite no brainer. If you’ve never been to Bookman’s, it’s a local Arizona bookstore with locations in Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff. Check it out if you’re in the area, and pick up one (or all) of the books from the list when you’re there.

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“Red Shift, Blue” in Paris Lit Up Magazine – n°3 (2015)

PLUMy short story “Red Shift, Blue” just appeared in Paris Lit Up. With this story, my work has now been published in the U.S., Canada, and France. You can support this great publication by purchasing a copy of issue three here.

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“iTunes Playlist to Get You Through a Miscarriage” in Superstition Review

Screen Shot 2015-05-02 at 7.36.58 AM (2)My personal essay, “iTunes Playlist to Get You Through a Miscarriage,” just appeared in Issue 15 of the Superstition Review. S[R] is a fantastic online magazine, I am very happy to finally be part of its family! If you read the essay and enjoy it, please  remember to share it with your friends.

Oh, and on a happier note (you’ll understand after you read the essay), today my wife Sarah is twenty-one weeks pregnant! My entire life is going to change come September!

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“From Ashes” in Almost Five Quarterly

From AshesFive [Quarterly] is an online journal that publishes five stories, four times a year. They have a unique selection system, which allows five guest editors to pick which stories will be published each edition. However, there are a few finalist stories that don’t make the mag, but are then selected for the journal’s blog, “Almost Five Quarterly.” Today, A5Q published my story “From Ashes.” Check it out, and if you like it, please share it with your friends.

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“#Routineology: A 200 Word Essay on Creative Routine” in Black Hill Press

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 8.46.56 AM (2)My micro-essay, “#Routineology: A 200 Word Essay on Creativity,” was just published by Black Hill Press as part of their project-based study of creative routine. You can check it out here, and you can check out all of the other great micro-essays so far at www.routineology.com.

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“The Dreadful Tale of Wilbur Sluktip” in The Feathertale Review

Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 11.09.14 PM (2)I love The Feathertale Review. This is the sixth time they’ve published my work, and working with an editor like Brett Popplewell isn’t anything to shake a stick out. Check out the latest issue here. Warning, however: it’s crazier than usual.

Also, check out the trailer for it below:

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“Neither Here Nor Anywhere” In Santa Fe Writers Project

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 7.14.45 PMIn November, Santa Fe Writers Project published my story “Pastures in the Sand.” Today, they published “Neither Here Nor Anywhere.” SFWP does a great job with their online journal, as well as their book line and contest, and I’m very grateful to be associated with them again.

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“The Petty War” In The Feathertale Review (Again)

The Petty War In 2012 The Feathertale Review published my short story “The Petty War” in their print journal. Today, given the recent events concerning North Korea and Russia, they decided to post it online. Enjoy!

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