Happy to be headed to Warren Wilson today to participate in the celebration of their 40th anniversary—happier still to be a part of this exceptional program. Warren Wilson is a special place with pebbled paths, rolling pastures, livestock lowing in the distance, and crisp mountain air whistling through dogwoods, spruces, and hemlocks. But more than that, Warren Wilson is known for being a vibrant, inspiring, and supportive community of mentors and fellow writers. MFA’s are known for the people who facilitate and participate in the programs, and there are none better than those who convene twice annually in the Swannanoa Valley.
FLASH FICTION SUNDAY EDITION
My appreciation to 101 Words for recently choosing my story “Still Life” for their Flash Fiction Sunday Edition along with writers from Helen, The Flash Fiction Press, and escarp. You can check it out here.
PUSHCART PRIZE NOMINATION
Some great news today: My micro-fiction story “Still Life” was nominated by the editors at The Citron Review for a 2016 Pushcart Prize.
My gratitude to The Citron Review and founding editor, Aaron Gansky for publishing my micro-fiction story, “Still Life,” in their fall issue.
THE MESS WE MADE
Many thanks to Miami University and the excellent staff at Oxford Magazine for publishing my essay, “The Mess We Made.”
MY FATHER’S ASHES
A huge debt of gratitude to Terry Kennedy and the other excellent editors at storySouth for publishing my essay, “My Father’s Ashes.”
I’m delighted to report that storySouth has accepted my essay, “My Father’s Ashes,” for publication in their fall issue. Look for it to run next month.
Many thanks to Dr. Darren Carlaw and the other fine editors of StepAway Magazine for publishing my short essay, “Well-Heeled.”
CORRIDA DE TOROS
Waccamaw has just published my essay, “Corrida de Toros.” It’s about the first summer I spent with my father after her remarried and moved from our home in Ohio to El Paso, Texas with his new family.