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story at Catapult

Loved working with the editors at Catapult on my story “The Collateral Recovery Business.” This magazine is a wonderful home for the weird, and they pair writing with phenomenal artworkCatapult_4_RepoWoman-01_1550176836.  You can read the piece here.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship!

I am so honored to receive a fellowship from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. This amazing organization provides financial support to artist-parents.  They understand that juggling parenthood and artistic work can be challenging but also so extremely rewarding.  The story I submitted is about gigantic sinkholes that are popping up all over the globe and canContinue Reading

Shortlisted for the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize

My seven year old son wrote a story called “The Dark Magic of the Storm” and I wrote an essay about it, which has been shortlisted for the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize. Honored to be in such great company and thrilled that I’m up for a chance to visit Venice this summer to attend theContinue Reading

Finalist for Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant

Both parenting and making art are more important than ever right now. I’m humbled to have been a finalist for a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Artists who are parents, PLEASE APPLY during their next grant period. And congrats to all the winners and finalists listed here.Continue Reading

Indiana Authors Award Winners at Times Square!

Not quite sure how this happened, but what a thrill to see a photograph of myself, Karen Joy Fowler, April Pulley Sayre, and Philip Gulley–this year’s Indiana Authors Award winners–up on Times Square!Continue Reading

Indiana Authors Award winner!

Over the moon to win an Indiana Authors Award! This place, which can seem so ordinary and even mundane, is full of the strange and the uncanny. And for my writing, this has been such a gift. You can read a story about the awards event here.Continue Reading

Finalist for Indiana Authors Award!

So thrilled to be named a finalist in the emerging category of the 2016 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. When I moved back to Indiana a couple years ago, it felt like coming home. And so my heart is full. The winner will be announced at the award dinner on October 29th, heldContinue Reading

“Ramona” at Best of the Net

Thrilled that Lily Hoang selected my story “Ramona” (originally featured over at American Short Fiction) for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology.  Thank you to the Sundress Publications editors for shining a light on literature that is published online.  You can explore this year’s anthology here.Continue Reading

Wonder and Worry– American Short Fiction

I had the wonderful opportunity to consider the intersections between parenting and writing–especially in terms of inescapable worry–in an essay for American Short Fiction‘s Bourbon and Milk series.  And a bonus feature: two flash fiction pieces by my sons.  You can read the essay here.Continue Reading

Can’t wait for April 30th!

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