Check me and Tony DuShane out on the Drinks With Tony Podcast, episode #207! Tony and Pete discuss The problems of writing the novel, Pete’s conversion to evangelical christianity, why Pete left the religion,….and how Grapes of Wrath ends with a man sucking on a woman’s breast. Listen wherever fine podcasts are hosted!
Check me out on UCLA Extension’s The Write Process podcast, where I tell the story of how IF I WERE THE OCEAN, I’D CARRY YOU HOME went from 7 pages of a failed novel manuscript into an award winning full-length short story collection (available on Oct 11th on Red Hen Press)! Listen wherever fine podcasts… Continue reading On The Write Process; UCLA Writer’s Program’s podcast
My short story collection, IF I WERE THE OCEAN, I’D CARRY YOU HOME (Red Hen Press), is available for pre-order! Its launch date is October 11th, 2022, but you can put in your orders in now at most anywhere that sells new books. This includes the usual places: bookshop.org and amazon.com, as well as your… Continue reading PRE-ORDERS
On Sunday, May 22 at 5PM, I’ll be at Skylight Books with poet Jenny Qi (FOCAL POINT) and novelist Lily Hoang (UNDERNEATH) to read from and discuss our books. Please join us! This event is free and Jenny and Lily’s books will be available for sale and signing. My collection can be preordered from Skylight… Continue reading Skylight Books Event with Jenny Qi and Lily Hoang
Hello, friends! I’m on Goodreads where you can see ratings and reviews of my chapbook THERE IS A MAN, and my forthcoming story collection IF I WERE THE OCEAN, I’D CARRY YOU HOME. Feel free to stop by, leave a review, and maybe ask me a question!
Hello, friends! I will be at a few events in May, including Jenny Qi’s belated book launch at Skylight and Red Hen Press’s craft panel & workshop at the Pasadena Lit Fest. Come by and say hi! LitFest Pasadena Red Hen Press Craft Panel & Short Fiction Workshop I’ll be discussing the craft of fiction… Continue reading Upcoming Events!
Short excerpt from THERE IS A MAN in Angels Flight * literary west, followed by a Q&A with the dear and brilliant Chinyere Nwodim!
I’m thrilled to announce that “Mission Concept” from There is a Man has been nominated by Tolsun Books for a 2021 Pushcart Prize. The nomination window ends on December 1st, and they will announce the winners sometime after that. Thank you, Tolsun!
I have a few events coming up. Stay tuned for details: Tolsun Books Read-A-Thon October 24th, 2021 1:00PM-5:30PM, PT Pete’s reading slot: 3:30-4:00PM Antioch University Literary Uprising November 9th, 2021 5:00PM-6:00PM, PT Short Stack Stories Podcast TBD Hosted by Liv Vordenberg and Jackie Meissner Guest narrator reads “Asleep For Days”
Established in 2002 by Dr. Faith Barrett, Pomona Valley Review is a liberal arts journal published by the California Poly Pomona English & Foreign Languages Department. PVR publishes both classic literature as well as “edgy, provocative, and groundbreaking literature which attempts to deconstruct the paradigms that have supported the English intelligentsia over the past centuries.”… Continue reading CA Literary Journal Update: The Pomona Valley Review