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, […]
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 […]
Chuck Sambuchino at Writer’s Digest posted a short note of mine that identifies “three good things about disturbing fiction.” It probably marks my first nonfiction writing about fiction writing, and it could use some editing, it turns out! […]
A sustained, glowing review just came in from Heather Partington for Issue 141 of Bookslut! In what I think might be the longest review SD has enjoyed, Partington notes that I am not “afraid to look into dark spaces and expose painfully honest truths.” I find this […]
Really nice review from Sue Russell at Library Journal. She generously calls the book “a darkly funny set of stories that look closely at heartland American culture and reflect it back with devastating accuracy.” She […]
A breathtaking surprise to hear that senior staff editor John Williams of the New York Times reviewed The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic for the NYT “New Releases” column on January 30, 2014! The column ran online and in print (C7), and matched my book with two other story collections, one by D.W. […]
The editors of New South: GSU’s Journal of Art & Literature have invited me to be the guest Fiction Judge for their 2014 Writing Contest. It’s an incredibly fun privilege — Let’s get this conversation started — Send!
I am very grateful that Shelf Awareness has been good enough to feature me and Scandamerican Domestic for their January 24, 2014 Book Brahmin: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade segment! Click above for full post…