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!
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!
After an extended caregiving period, I’m happy to be back with more energy than ever. First up for 2018? I finally completed my collection of short stories, which is entitled The Dangers of Helium. It contains magical realist and surrealist stories, plus a novella. The collection spotlights characters who struggle daily in varying degrees, yet still reach for hope, whether it is real or imagined. All of the stories were inspired by photographs of the unexpected curiosities that exist in our everyday world, from a woman selling iguanas in a Mexican marketplace to a clown wandering the streets of London. Now it’s down to the business of getting it published. Here’s to an empowering 2018 for us all!
My dear friend and colleague, the director/screenwriter Matthew Jacobs, invited me to be a part of his venture Microbe Films. We offer consultations in a variety of areas, from script and short story writing to directing and producing. Here is the link to my page: