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"No Cover" Published in Cirque

“No Cover in Tucson,” a vignette about my visit to the Southwest as a love-starved Alaskan in 2005, is featured in the current issue of Cirque: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim. A PDF of the issue is available for download through the journal’s website; hard copy can be ordered online. It’s a fine issue full of established and emerging talent from the far north. The radio version of this piece is also available in the nonfiction samples page of Uncanny Vale.

NaNoWriMo: What I Learned

As early as January 2012, I looked forward to November, National Novel Writing Month. I would take the whole month to write. I would do the research my fantasy novel needs to gain the cultural depth I want it to have, and I had time to do all of this, for November was many months off.

"Partrick Road" Published in Australian Anthology

My flash fiction story “Partrick Road” is featured in this year’s edition of Short and Twisted, an Australian anthology of short stories with a twist. “Partrick Road” is part nightmare, part omage to an infamous road in my hometown of Napa, California, where Satanic cults and carnivorous winged simians known as Rebobs have been spotted off and on for upwards of thirty years. Short and Twisted 2012 is currently available through the Celapene Press bookstore.

"The Barn" Published in Praxis: Gender and Cultural Critiques

My short story “The Barn” appears in the current issue of Praxis: Gender and Cultural Critiques (formerly Phoebe: Gender and Cultural Critiques). In this story, George Gilbert, an old widower, resists his African American daughter-in-law’s offer to save his farm from foreclosure because he fears she will one day own the place. Still grieving for his murdered son, George is caught between allegiance to his late wife and a desire to release the prejudice that has shaped his family’s past.