Fall 2016: Publications

Y’all, I’m so excited and grateful to say that three of my stories were published this fall!

  • Star Stories” in JuxtaProse Literary Magazine [novel excerpt]
  • Alive Daughter” in Profane
  • “Today we go to Noah’s Ark.” in Black Candies 2016: Gross and Unlikeable. Black Candies is a journal of literary horror published annually by So Say We All, a literary nonprofit based in San Diego. This year’s issue includes only work by women-identified writers.

If you’ll be in San Diego on Thursday, December 8, I’ll be reading at the Black Candies release party! Stop by and say hey! <3

The Second Coming

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September’s issue of Las Vegas’ Downtown Zen magazine is here, and ya girl’s on the cover & the homepage as the fiction feature. My short story about Elvis returning to Sin City, “The Second Coming,” with original illustrations by Salvatore Napoli, is available in the print magazine throughout downtown Vegas & online now!

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Melissa Etheridge & First Drafts

On Friday, August 7, I had the opportunity to review Melissa Etheridge’s solo tour, This is M.E., at the Palms Casino.  I have been a fan literally my entire life!

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The review went live yesterday and is available here!

PS: This happened.

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Finished my first full draft of the novel, baby!  Yeehaw!

Pages

I made it a goal this semester to complete a full first draft of my manuscript for the novel.   I started the semester with about fifty pages of material.  Decided to write ten pages a week.

Currently, I have about 160 novel pages total.  I’ve stuck to this 10-page-a-week goal so far; there are four weeks left to the semester.

I am not ashamed to say I struggle with sadness.  And need reminding that I can still make things.

2015 has been kind: January in San Francisco, March in New Orleans, April in Minneapolis.  And the novel, though it feels like a mess, is at least a mess with some kindly discernible edges.