After taking an extended period of time trying to navigate life in the age of the Coronavirus, I’m happy to report that a film I was involved with, as one of many co-producers, is doing well in the international film festival and market arena. Congratulations to Juan Diego Escobar Alzate, a true original, on his first feature film, Luz: The Flower of Evil.
I’m honored to have a story included in the upcoming charity anthology, Burning Love and Bleeding Hearts, a collection of dark tales available on Valentine’s Day. All proceeds will benefit the Australian Red Cross and victims of the bushfires, and it will be available in print, digital, and audio formats. You can pre-order your copy now ❤️
The holidays have arrived with some very good news: I’ve been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for my story “The Dangers of Helium.” Thank you to Evan Karp and the Quiet Lightning reading series and press for the honor of being selected during their 10 year anniversary. You can watch or read my story at the link below, along with those of the other nominees. Fingers crossed we bring it home to San Francisco!
I’ll be making a trip across the Bay Bridge for my first reading in Oakland:
“InsideStorytime APOTHEOSIS will be at Farley’s East, 33 Grand Avenue, Oakland, on Thursday September 26th, 2019, 6-8 pm, with Lillian Howan (The Charm Buyers), Aqueila M. Lewis (Stop Hurting and Dance), Hamdy Elgammal, Donna Laemmlen, and Guy Wilkinson.”
Thank you, James Warner, for the invitation.
I’m honored to be included as a reader in the 5th Annual Poetry in Parks on Angel Island, which will be held Sunday, Sept 15, 2019, 11:30a – 4pm. It’s a free, family-friendly arts festival presented by Quiet Lightning, California State Parks, and Kearny Street Workshop. Join us by RSVP’ing for your free ticket here: https://pip19.bpt.me/
Thank you to the northern California chapter of the DGA and director Tim Boxell for screening our short film IN FREEFALL at the Delancey Street theater this week, along with six other wonderful shorts directed by DGA members. It was a thrill to watch our labor of love screen with such exquisite sound!
Thank you to Evan Karp, Chad Koch, and Christine No for including me with fourteen other readers on Monday, Mar. 4 at Hotel Kabuki for the Quiet Lightning Reading Series. I was honored to join such an exciting slate of writers. Here’s the video of me reading my flash fiction piece “The Dangers of Helium.”
I just found out that the anthology Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse, which includes my short story “Centerville,” is available in sixteen college libraries around the country, including Harvard, Stanford, Brown, Notre Dame, and Columbia!
It’s also available at Barnes and Noble, Abe Books, World Books, and Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Flash-101-Surviving-Apocalypse-Collection/dp/098178528X
I’m proud to announce that David Hauslein, a former student and now colleague, will see his first produced screenplay, BUCK RUN, premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January. See you there!
The Kickstarter campaign for Gripped: Killer Pillar was successful! Post-production is on the path to completion and we hope the film will be ready for your viewing pleasure soon. Stay Tuned.