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I didn’t find out about the girl gangs until after I’d moved into the house
Mayhem abounds in my story “The Girl Gangs of Pacific Avenue,” up now at Guernica. Check it out!
As part of its ongoing series of posts where artists talk about the issues they face, the Massachusetts Cultural Council asked me, “How have health issues impacted your art — or vice versa?” Here’s what I said.
So here’s some good news: my debut novel has found its home! Putnam Books for Young Readers will be publishing The Moth Girl as a young adult title. Here’s the full deal announcement from Publishers Marketplace:
I’m so grateful to my wonderful agent, Alexa Stark, for making this happen, and I’m delighted to be working with editor Arianne Lewin at Putnam!
Stay tuned for news, preordering information, and more!
Exciting news: I was selected by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for a 2016 Artist Fellowship in fiction! You can read the announcement here, and check out my gallery page here. Thanks to the MCC for this great honor!
Back from the dead
Long time, no post. But I have been hard at work on some longer projects.
Speaking of being back from the dead, here’s a story I wrote, now up at Luna Station Quarterly, about ghosts, girls, and fancy food! I hope you’ll check it out, and give the rest of the issue a read, as well.
So, here’s a nifty thing: One of my poems was selected to be handed out at Red Hen Press‘s Poetry Prom by poet Nicelle Davis, who coordinated a human Zoltar fortune-telling machine at the event. You know, Zoltar — like from the movie Big. (Apologies to anyone who was prematurely aged or turned into Tom Hanks due to receiving my poem.)
Anyway, here’s a shot of the poem laid out all pretty (bottom left):
Click here and zoom for a bigger version.
Thanks to Nicelle and Red Hen Press for including me!
Well, it’s been quiet around here lately, but here’s what I’m up to…
I’ve been writing less poetry lately and focusing on my current novel-in-progress. It’s a longer, slower, more invisible-to-the-outside-world process, but it’s churning along.
I’m very excited to announce that I’m heading to the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in a couple weeks! I’ll be workshopping some of my fiction, meeting some really excellent writers, and soaking in some summer Vermont scenery (I know it’s famous for its autumns, but I’ve always been partial to Vermont’s supersaturated green summers).
Start me up
Thanks to all you fabulous patrons of the arts who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign for Upper Rubber Boot Books! The campaign raised more than three times the original goal, helping the press get started and promote the anthology and future releases (including my chapbook!). Look for updates on the URB site and here as the release dates approach later this year.