First, big news! My short story collection, Why We Never Talk About Sugar, is going to be released this spring by Big Wonderful Press. The collection has 13 stories in it. Some of them have been published in places like PANK, Annalemma, Hobart, Vestal Review and Whiskey Island Magazine. And others are brand new, never-before-seen fictions. I’m really proud of this collection, which has been in the works for many years, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone! I’ll be keeping you all posted with updates as things move forward.
Second, if you’re going to Chicago for AWP this year (or if you’re a permanent Midwesterner), then be sure to save room in your schedule for the Mud Luscious, Annalemma, PANK-sponsored reading: Convocation in Chicago. It’s on March 1 at 7pm at Beauty Bar in Chicago. I’ll be reading there, along with tons of other amazing writers: Matt Bell, xTx, Brian Oliu, Chris Newgent, Sal Pane, Sarah Rose Etter, and on and on into infinity. Get there!