I’m thrilled to announce that my fiction chapbook When You’re Down By the River will be published by Batcat Press this year. I’m honored to be their first fiction chapbook, and I’m doubly honored that my fiction will be published alongside their creative nonfiction offering for this year, Surviving by Davy Rothbart. Rothbart is a writer I’ve long admired. If you’ve not read his books The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas: Stories and My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays, then you ought to get on that.
My story “These People” was in the latest edition of Fiction Southeast. It’s also part of When You’re Down By the River.
My story “Kudzu” is forthcoming in Ostrich Review. It’s also part of the chapbook.
My review of Kirsten Clodfelter’s chapbook Casualties is up at Friends of Atticus.
Finally, I was pleased to speak to the Bayou Writers Group here in Lake Charles earlier this month. My talk, “Engaging Risk in the Writing Process” went well. It’s always nice to meet a group of dedicated writers, and I enjoyed getting to spend some time with folks who are enthusiastic about writing.