Montana Book Festival

I will be reading with the other winners of the Montana Book Festival Emerging Writers Contest at Shakespeare & Co. bookstore in Missoula on September 24. It will be exciting to return to my old stomping grounds. You can read my short story “Reservations” here.

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Prime Number Magazine Award Finalist

I’m honored that my story, “Reservations,” was recently selected as a finalist for the 2016 Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction. Prime Number is a wonderful quarterly online journal with a new guest editor for fiction and poetry with each issue.

Time to Write Your Story

Registration for my winter Writing Memoir and Creative Nonfiction class opens November 25. This 8-week class meets on Thursday evenings, January 14- March 3 at the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. I invite you to come write wildly with me.

Explore your story through memoir and creative nonfiction. Investigate linked memories, history vignettes and publishing in today’s memoir market. Share in workshops, group reading, detailed discussions on craft. All skill levels welcome.

Million Writers Award

My story, “Empty,” published in Menda City Review last year, was nominated for the 2015 storySouth Million Writers Award. Check out all the impressive nominees and keep an eye on the website for the upcoming opportunity to vote for your favorite stories. The Million Writers Award provides a platform to recognize the talented writing that is being published in online journals each year.

KYSO Flash

I have a short micro-fiction piece in Issue 2 of KYSO Flash, a great online collection of short short fiction and poetry.