Pete on the “Drinks With Tony” Podcast

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!

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PRE-ORDERS

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

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Follow Me on Goodreads!

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!

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Upcoming Events!

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!

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Q&A w/ Chinyere Nwodim

Short excerpt from THERE IS A MAN in Angels Flight * literary west, followed by a Q&A with the dear and brilliant Chinyere Nwodim!

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Pushcart Prize 2021 Nomination

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!

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Upcoming Readings

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”

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CA Literary Journal Update: The Pomona Valley Review

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

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