New Short Fiction!

Very happy for my short story Hunger, Not Tame, to be part of Rappahannock Review’s flight-themed issue! http://www.rappahannockreview.com/issue-2-3/

An Ungraceful Gesture

Originally posted on Eunoia Review:
Grif didn’t know what to make of the new teacher dressed in an oversized man’s wool sweater and a long patchwork hippie skirt. Three weeks ago, at the interview, Lila Waterford had worn a smart two-piece suit, heels, and carried an expensive leather briefcase. An import from Phoenix, he thought she’d bring a little professionalism to the rural one-building…

Greetings from the Bird Room

I’m happy to say that I’ve talked to everyone staying here now at the Weymouth house (maybe, unless there is someone in hiding. And that’s entirely possible). I’m here with two other novelists and a playwright. It’s interesting to see the different patterns of how people write. For the most part, I write in bed. Pillows propped up behind me. Coffee and water on…

I Don’t Have to Talk to Anyone and Other Reasons I Like Residencies

We share a wing in author James Boyd’s house, part of the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities. Four or five writers are here now. I’m not sure of the numbers because few of us leave our rooms, except for occasional necessities. Every once in a while, two or more folks end up in the kitchen at the same time. They chat for…