I am thrilled to be reading beside Wendy J Fox and Lucinda Stein at the Bookbar on May 9, 2015 in celebration of having Scandamerican Domestic named a Colorado Book Award Finalist.
Come join me and the English Department at the La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA for a cool Fiction Reading on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:00PM! Details to follow.
Small Press, Not Small Reach: Marketing Your Small Press Fictions. (Joshua Isard, Courtney Mauk, Nina McConigley, Christopher Merkner)
An awesome small press has reached out to you and said, Yes, let us make this fiction of yours into a book together, and you couldn’t be more thrilled—and more uncertain. You know you won’t have a tour on their dime, there are no dimes, but what will be your role in marketing your small press work of fiction? This panel addresses the use of social media, guerrilla campaigns, independent bookstores, interpersonal connections, and library systems in marketing and sharing your small press fiction.
I will be sharing some laughs and insights on a panel at AWP on Saturday, April 11th with three lovely writers — Courtney Mauk, Joshua Isard, & Nina McConigley. We named the panel “Small Press, Not Small Reach: Marketing Your Small Press Fictions,” and I cannot think of a less qualified person than myself for this panel. […]
I am very happy to share news that “Cabins,” which originally came out at Subtropics, and then helped edify Scandamerican Domestic, will now be repurposed in the 2015 O’Henry Prize Stories anthology. This story will sit beside stories from some of the most important authors in my writing life, including Lydia Davis, Russell Banks & Percival Everett. I am […]
8-Week: Online Intermediate Fiction Description: This class is a continuing forum for writers who have already completed the Beginning Online Fiction Workshop or who are already experienced writers and workshoppers. (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re unsure of which class to take.) We will focus on in-depth workshop discussions of your fiction. Each week’s class has […]
A very kind Kate Barrett asks me some very fun questions in preparation for my 8-week online intermediate fiction workshop. Lighthouse posted my reflections (sappy and otherwise) on their Top-secret Blog. Take a look here — and then sign up for my class (they have financial aid– you can ask for help)!
Three flights deep into my research on western American Scandinavian immigrants, I think it’s high time to express my gratitude to West Chester University’s College of Arts & Sciences for awarding me a Spring 2015 CASSDA Grant — it is on the CAS’s dime that I am able to fly back and forth to Denver all […]
I am so thrilled to have just joined the faculty at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO, where I will periodically teach workshops in craft and form, short story and longer forms of fiction writing. Some of these workshops are online, and some of them are in Denver. I hope you will check the Lighthouse […]
A very kind Benjamin Rybeck high-fives SCANDAMERICAN DOMESTIC at the top of his Best of 2014 book list — a “special mention that don’t quite seem at home on a top 10 list!” He goes on to note: