08 October 2014

Adulterous Generation forthcoming from Queen's Ferry Press

I am thrilled to announce that my collection of short stories, Adulterous Generation, will be published by Queen's Ferry Press.  I'm so excited to for the day when my book comes out!  And I couldn't be happier that these stories finally found a home --and such a good one at that.  I'm sure I'll have lots to say about the publication process, so check back soon.  But for now, I've gotta go drink some champagne!

16 June 2014

Read "Not That Kind of Nerd"

Ever wondered what kind of nerd I am, or what kind you are?  My new essay, "Not That Kind of Nerd" is now up at Litro Magazine.  Rock on my nerds, rock on and read.

Also, my friend and long-time writers group member Jeremy P Bushnell inspired me, and you can read his piece here.

24 June 2013

Read "Summer of Newts!"

Fringe Magazine published my piece about a donuts, disasters and family today.  Read "Summer of Newts" here!

18 April 2013

We're All Safe

After the tragedy in my city on Monday, I wanted to simply say that all my people are safe, and I am deeply grateful for that.  That's about all I can get it together to say right now, so I will let another, much more famous author, respond for me.

He reminds us that Boston is great because it doesn't love easy things, here in Boston we love hard things.  And while no one can love what has happened recently here, our resilience, orneriness, and solidarity will get us through.

22 March 2013

Goodbye, Professor

I have to say goodbye to a serious, smart and talented author, a rigorous and generous professor, and a good friend. 

Chinua Achebe was the mentor who called to tell me, after V.S. Naipaul won the Nobel Prize for Literature, that when I win, I have to reject it rather than be in such poor company.

12 December 2012

Longform features "Rheumatic Fever"

My story "Rheumatic Fever" is today's feature in Longform's new fiction section.  Read all about it here!