Two New Reviews of Scandamerican Domestic

Two really exceptional reviews of Scandamerican Domestic came out in the past few months:  one by writer Amy Day Wilkinson for the Missouri Review and another by writer Brigit Kelly Young for Great Lakes Review. A particularly lovely note from Amy Day Wilkinson’s review: “What’s interesting is that the initial impulses in Merkner stories are often familiar parent impulses—flirt […]

Summer Short Fiction Workshop

I’m so thrilled to be teaching a phenomenal short story workshop for WCU again this summer!  I have ten really awesome students in the class, and they are bright, engaging, diverse, funny and driven.  Together, we’ll be working with five collections of excellent contemporary short stories: Peter Grandbois’ Domestic Disturbances, […]

SCANDAMERICAN REVIEWS from Goodreads, Cooper Street

Two nice reviews popped up recently for SCANDAMERICAN DOMESTIC, one on Goodreads that was particularly awesome and one from the inaugural issue of Cooper Street Journal, a sweet online journal hosted by the Rutgers University Camden’s MFA program. The Goodreads review came from editor and flash-fiction author Tara Masih, and the Cooper Street review […]