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The first chapter of my novel, Palais Royale, will be published by Words and Images.  Buy a copy at the start of May!

Conifers, Pine Manor College's online, national literary journal, is now live!  The students did a fantastic job putting it together.  They recieved submissions from college and university students at a diversity of institutions all around the nation, and after a blind reading (during which they did not know from whom or where each piece came), they decided on the best writing and art.  Please, read this year's journal issue, and pass it along to anyone you know, especially college students!

Fringe Magazine
published my creative non-fiction personal essay "Someone Else's Ivy," about the almost two years when I was a professional milk steamer and led a small labor revolt.  Read it here!

Hate your neighbors?  My short, humorous piece "Another Reason I, Too Don't Keep a Gun in the House" was published by Cavalier Literary Couture.  Check it out!

Quick Fiction
16 is out, and contains my story "This is That One."  Buy a copy today!

The American Book Review published my review of Amelia Gray's AM/PM, and it's out.  Check them out, and please consider subscribing.

Read a preview of "This is That One" online, and don't forget to pre-order the new Quick Fiction!

My short, humorous piece "Standards for Grading the Life of an Adjunct Composition Professor" is now up at McSweeeney's Internet Tendency.  

A review I wrote of Amelia Gray's AM/PM (a collection of short short fiction by this young author) will appear in the next issue of The American Book Review, due out in November.

My short short "This is That One" will appear in the next issue of Quick Fiction!  Issue 16 isn't due out for a while, but please consider subscribing.

Hobart issue 10 is out and it includes my story "Our Lady of Sabattus St."  Buy a copy today!

I wrote a piece for Sean Blog about this year's Best of the Web 2009.  
Read it here.

I got a shout out from Fringe Magazine.  Thanks, Fringe!

Pictures of me teaching at the Newman Institute in Tanzania.

I'll be teaching workshops on critical thinking, writing in English, and effective classroom management at the Newman Institute in Kigoma, Tanzania during the weeks of June first through June eighteenth!

Conifers is all new --the content is new, and the URL is new!  The student staff did a fantastic job again this year!  Browse the site, and please encourage any young people you know to get involved.  

My story "Forearm and Elbow" was chosen for the anthology  Best of the Web 2009.  The book is now available for pre-order from amazon.com.  Buy a copy today!

"What I Was Thinking While You Were Talking" is now up at Action Yes Quarterly.  It's my first published non-fiction piece.  I have changed a few of the names to protect people who were children when some events occured.

Conifers is looking for sumbissions again!  The students have extended the deadline until February 20th, 2009.  Please let any undergraduates know that they should send thier work in soon --and check out the journal  here.

A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness was reviewed in American Book Review!

My creative non-fiction essay "Letters from the Other Side of Jail, or:  what I was thinking while you were talking" will appear in the next issue of Action, Yes!

A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness is a staff favorite at Powells.

My Story "Our Lady of Sabattus St" will appear in Hobart's issue #10, due out in Spring 2009.

A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness showed up in Norway!

My story "After Dinner" appears in Quick Fiction Issue 13.  Click here to buy.

A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness was reviewed in The Portland Phoenix.

826 Boston has published I Wish They Would Have Asked Me: an anthology of writing by the students of English High School.  The students did a fantastic job!  Buy a copy today at the Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute.

A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness was reviewed at carp(e) libris.  Check it out; you could win a book!

My story "Wanting" made the Wigleaf Top 100 (very) short stories of 2008 list.

Rose Metal Press was interviewd  in The Elegant Variation.

Conifers is all new!  The students did a fantastic job editing, proofreading, designing and publicizing the journal.  Please check it out and pass on the link to any young people you know.

My story "How to Prepare for the New Year" will appear in the Fall 2008 issue ofthe literary journal  HeavyGlow.


A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness is now available at amazon.com.

The Feminist Review cited my story in a review of Fringe.

Jake Ruiter gave me a shout out in Smokelong  Quarterly.



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