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!
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!
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!
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”
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
California Literary Journals: Update!
I’ve added a couple new journals to the California Literary Journals list. SOUTHLAND ALIBI: Southland Alibi is the student-run literary journal published by the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension. Submit via their Submittable portal. WORD POPPY PRESS: WPP is an independent literary press based in Northern California, featuring emerging local writers, and specializing in the… Continue reading California Literary Journals: Update!
New Story in FAULTLINE Journal of Arts and Letters
My short story “Pluto” is featured in the newest issue of Faultline, Volume 30, Spring 2021. Available online via ISSU (on page 178). Featuring: Sarah Ghazal Ali / Robert Appelbaum / Matthew James Babcock / Andrew Bertaina / Brett Biebel / Catherine Bloomer / Jeffrey Chapman / Mario Chacon / Marilyn Chin / Sharon Coleman… Continue reading New Story in FAULTLINE Journal of Arts and Letters
THERE IS A MAN reviewed in F(r)iction Magazine
Many thanks to F(r)iction Magazine and Jaclyn Morken for their thoughtful review of THERE IS A MAN. F(r)iction is a long time champion of the new, strange and bold; a place where the weird is celebrated and cherished. They were the first publisher to take a chance on my more experimental stories. I’ve since been… Continue reading THERE IS A MAN reviewed in F(r)iction Magazine
Featured in UCLA Writer’s Program “Success Stories”
All my formal training in writing has been through UCLA’s Extension Program, where I first took writing classes in the late 1990’s! Then there was a long hiatus before I took up workshops again in 2015 with such wonderful instructor/authors as Mike Buckley, Leslie Schwartz, Tony DuShane, and Ben Loory.