A Homebrewer’s Guide to What You Are Now Enjoying

Thank you to Lori over at The Next Best Book Blog for featuring an essay that I wrote with my homebrewing husband, in which we pair craft beers with the stories in my book.  My favorite excerpt, my husband taking on the perfect beer for Wonder Woman: Screw that–Wonder Woman would break your face withContinue Reading

What You Are Now Enjoying on Book Addict’s Guide to Good Books blog

Thrilled to see What You Are Now Enjoying listed on Eric Forbes’ Book Addict’s Guide to Good Books blog as a 2013 Literary Highlight alongside Karen Russell and George Saunders. And there’s some Joyce Carol Oates on there, too. Grateful that my strange stories have such awesome company in 2013. You can see Eric Forbes’Continue Reading

Thoughtful, cool review of Copper Nickel 18 and “My Husband’s House”: cans of beer, infidelity, and six-foot-long nest-guarding male catfish

Thank you to Mary Florio at New Pages for this great review of the most recent issue of Copper Nickel and my story “My Husband’s House,” which is also in my story collection, What You Are Now Enjoying.  This story, with its cans of beer and infidelity and six-foot-long nest-guarding male catfish, has been nearContinue Reading

Parenting, Writng, and Fetal Microchimeric Cells Burrowing in the Brain

  Here’s a guest post I wrote for Pen Parentis’ blog about trying to negotiate a writing life and a family life.  Turns out little bits of our babies burrow in our brains!  Explains a lot.  Thanks, Pen Parentis, for hosting me on your blog and for awarding me with the 2012-13 Pen Parentis WritingContinue Reading

giant eyeball

I’ve decided that my blog, like my stories, might be a place for little bits of the fantastic and the strange.  And so I’ll post things that I find that make our familiar lives feel bizarre and off-kilter.  To get us started: a giant eyeball found on a beach.  The interview with the little girl at theContinue Reading