Category: fiction

Katrina Denza x 2

What a treat! Here is an excellent flash by the darling and dear Katrina Denza at wigleaf—soap–and a wonderful (generous) interview with her at Storyglossia.

My work in the new issues of: Mississippi Review and Quick Fiction

I’m thrilled and delighted to announce that I have stories in the latest issues of the Mississippi Review (the movie issue) and Quick Fiction.

The Leper Compound, by Paula Nangle

Paula Nangle’s debut novel, The Leper Compound, is a book I won’t soon forget. I’m tempted to call it a novel-in-stories as each chapter is perfectly self-contained and yet the whole does provide one full narrative. Regardless, it is a brilliant effort. The book starts out with Colleen as a motherless child ill with Malaria and ends with the death of her father and … Read More The Leper Compound, by Paula Nangle

Isabella Moon, by Laura Benedict

Any of you city slickers who imagine small-town life is dull ought to read Laura Benedict’s suspenseful, sexy, and haunting debut novel, Isabella Moon, as this book set in Carystown, Kentucky, proves otherwise. It’s a page turner that is just as much about character as it is about plot. In fact, the characters are richly, artfully drawn with Benedict’s deft hand. And just who … Read More Isabella Moon, by Laura Benedict

Oh Baby, by Kim Chinquee

Be prepared: Oh Baby, Kim Chinquee’s debut collection, will knock you on your ass. It’s a book about love: mother for child; child for mother, for father; man for woman; woman for man and man and man. Love for running. Love for vodka. It’s a book about women: a runner, an artist, a nurse, a mother, a girlfriend, a wife, a daughter, a friend. … Read More Oh Baby, by Kim Chinquee

wigleaf interviews Quick Fiction’s Jennifer Pieroni

Wigleaf, an excellent new site for short fiction, has just posted an intriguing interview with Quick Fiction‘s Jennifer Pieroni. This interview is sure to please with such funny, honest, and human moments as this one: We were at a bookfair once and this woman rounded the corner and started fluttering her arms and making these excited noises. I thought maybe she was about to … Read More wigleaf interviews Quick Fiction’s Jennifer Pieroni

Katrina Denza to guest edit next issue of Storyglossia

I just learned that the next issue of Storyglossia is to be guest edited by Katrina Denza. Katrina is one helluva writer and one helluva reader–so send your very best work!

Notable Books of the Year

How many of the NYT 100 notable books have you read? Me: I’m reading Bridge of Sighs, I’ve read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, next up I will read Out Stealing Horses: A Novel. My own notable books of the year list includes: Famous Fathers and Other Stories and God Is Dead.

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