Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 1st Reading

Okay, this happened already, but I thought I'd put up the flyer anyway. It wasn't my book tour; I was asked to join Eric Shonkwiler as he made his way through the state. I'm grateful to Leah Angstman for putting it all together. I will have my own Artifact reading after the release of my book in December.
Radio Ferry, Tern Mouth

Please click to read my latest story in Unsaid. I'm grateful to be nominated for a Pushcart for it.

People's Climate March NYC

Monday, June 2, 2014

Huffington Post interviews my publisher, Andrew Keating

Andrew was interviewed in the Huffington Post as part of their Publisher Talk series. Loren Kleinman asks him some great questions about his vision and the direction the press is taking.

Fantastic News!

It is with much happiness that I announce: BLACK KRIM  has been accepted for publication by Cobalt Press. My novella will be released December 21st, 2014. That date is the winter solstice. It is also my late father's birthday. 

Cobalt Press is Baltimore-based. I will be their first novel. They have just released a collection of fiction and poetry titled, Four Fathers. Here's a description from the website:

Four Fathers, and each of its authors, delivers fatherhood in a multitude of thought-provoking, heartfelt ways: from Tom Williams’ pair of long short stories which define a man by who he is as a son in relation to his father, and who he is as a father in relation to his son; to BL Pawelek’s poetry, dedicated to his daughter, Abbey Road. Then you have Ben Tanzer's flash fiction pieces, which all seem to reflect up on the idea of "I'm a dad…what the heck do I do now?" and Dave Housley's novella begging the Osbornesque question "What the f*** is a 'Bieber?'" There are moments of absolute sweetness, and moments of perversity. There are points where you’ll want to laugh out loud, but you’ll stop once you realize you’re only laughing at yourself, your own fears, your own misgivings about what it means to be a dad.

Here's a tiny bit about my book:
When Corbina finds a man standing barefoot in a field across from her farmhouse, she makes a choice that will challenge every part of her lifestyle. Black Krim follows three characters, in alternating first-person narratives, as they uncover each other’s motives and desires, as well as their own.

It is a truly incredible feeling to have your book believed in-- to have others want to bring it to the world. I look forward to my partnership with my editors. I wrote a book and that book is going to be published. What joy! What gratitude! 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I'm hosting a clean energy event this Saturday 5/17!

Please click here for event details

On Saturday, May 17, join communities around the country to ask the president and local officials to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, offshore drilling, and other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities and destabilize our climate.
This Day of Action against Dirty Fuels is being jointly organized by the Tar Sands Coalition and Hands Across the Sand / Hands Across the Land. Hands, founded in 2010, grew into an international movement after the BP oil disaster in April of that year. People came together to join hands, forming symbolic barriers against spilled oil and the impact of other forms of extreme energy.
We invite activists across the nation to organize rallies, marches, and vigils that call on the president to reject KXL and other tar sands pipelines, while at the same time asking our state and local leaders to say no to the dirty fossil fuel projects that endanger our local communities. Whether it's Arctic drilling, mountaintop removal, dangerous tar sands pipelines, fracking, exporting liquid natural gas, or shipping crude by rail through our hometowns, we all have reason to be concerned -- for the health of our families, and the health of the planet.
Join hands! Join us!
We will rally for about an hour and a half. I know that parking will be an issue, but I encourage you to find a way! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SLS Contest 2014

I got some happy news yesterday. I was awarded another fellowship to attend the Summer Literary Seminars in either Lithuania or Kenya! I entered this year because Fence Magazine was one of the partners again, and they were the magazine I had luck with in 2011.