Three Poems forthcoming in Third Coast

Woke up to thrilling news that three of my poems will appear in Third Coast! These poems are part of a series called Poems for Ghost Women, where I explore the lives and perspectives of bad, weird, and sad women of the past. These three are about Sarah Winchester, Georgia Tann, and Isobel Gowdie. Very excited to have them at such a good home.

Two Nonfiction/Journalism Pieces Now Live

I’m thrilled to have had two of my pieces recently appear online…

“My Blockbuster,” my nonfiction essay appearing on The Rumpus, takes on the “nostalgiafication” of the Blockbuster brand in contemporary media, contrasted with my experience working as a teenager in a Midwestern Blockbuster store during its last days.

“Chronic Pain, ‘Beautiful Suffering’ and the Endurance of Victorian Stoicism,” my critical commentary appearing on BitchMedia.org, explains how Victorian attitudes about pain and gender continue to dominate the stories we tell today, epitomized in the recent Invisibilia episode “The Fifth Vital Sign” (NPR podcasts).

Please read and share!

“Anonymous Donor” to appear in Alaska Quarterly Review!

I’m very excited to say that my newest short story, “Anonymous Donor,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of Alaska Quarterly Review.  I’ve admired AQR for years, so it’s thrilling to have one of my stories find a home with them.  In the meantime, be sure to check out a preview of their Spring & Summer 2016 issue by reading this moving essay, “White Horse” by Eliese Colette Goldbach.

Feb. 20 Fiction Reading at Louisville Conference

I’m very excited to be reading my fiction at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend.  I’m reading on a panel with some other great writers at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 20th.  All of the conference panels are free and open to the public.  For more information, including location and the event program, see the conference website.

Hope to see you there!