Category Archives: Fiction

Book Review: What Happened Here by Bonnie ZoBell

What Happened Here Bonnie ZoBell May 3, 2014 Press 53 ISBN: 978-1-941209-00-4 174 pages US $17.95 Bonnie ZoBell’s debut collection, What Happened Here, is a linked set of ten short stories and a novella. They share a neighbourhood, a history, and … Continue reading

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A selection of News from a Literary Life

I’m pleased to announce the publication of Sống Chung với Mệ in the 2015 issue of Đặc San Văn Lang Boston. This piece is my translation to Vietnamese of my essay Life with Mệ, which appeared in the 2012 Writers … Continue reading

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New Monster Story in A New Anthology of Monsters

It’s here! European Monsters  is now published and available as a paperback coffee table book. This is the first of a planned series of Fox Spirit Books of Monsters. When I received an invitation to contribute a monster story for a this … Continue reading

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Arabesque

I’m pleased to announce the publication of Arabesque,  a weird flash fiction piece, in Fox Spirit Books’ latest anthology, Guardians. Here’s a little teaser from the opening lines:   .     Hey man, you in there Marty? Open up.      Oh, it’s you. C’mon … Continue reading

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It’s Here! Writers Abroad’s latest anthology: Foreign and Far Away

Every year, the online writing group Writers Abroad has published an anthology and donated all proceeds to charity. The selection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry in each volume comes from expat and former expat writers living in every corner and curve of the world. This year’s anthology, … Continue reading

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Guesting on Margrét Helgadóttir’s blog to talk about “Mindswitch”

Norwegian-Icelandic writer Margrét Helgadóttir recently extended a kind invitation to write a guest post on her blog. She was curious about my inspiration for my story Mindswitch in the anthology Impossible Spaces (Hic Dragones, 2013). She also asked about how and why … Continue reading

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Keep Writing! Keep Sending it Out!

Those are the words of encouragement I often tell myself and other writers. Don’t give up when rejections arrive. They are a sign that you are sending stories out, and that’s a good thing. A rejection is an opportunity to look … Continue reading

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Happy International Flash Fiction Day! Winners of FLASH MOB 2013 are up!

Just a quick post to say CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and runners-up of this year’s flash fiction mob. I’m still working my way through the stories…there are so many…over 100, including some great non-competing entries by the judges and … Continue reading

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Flash Mob 2013: The International Flash Fiction Day Competition

It’s here! FLASH MOB 2013 is live!  FLASH MOB 2013 is a hybrid competition and blog carnival. To  celebrate International Flash Fiction Day, writers around the world penned flash stories, sent in a copy to the four judges, and published their pieces on … Continue reading

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Impossible Spaces: Cover Reveal

Mark the date! July 19th! That’s the release date for the Impossible Spaces anthology. A big thank you to editor Hannah Kate for giving my story Mindswitch  a home behind this gorgeous cover, and for her hard work and attention to all … Continue reading

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