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Short fiction published in pacificREVIEW

A short story of mine, “East to Asheville and the Hut on Chicken Legs,” was recently published in the 2014, print issue of pacificREVIEW. If you care to read it, click the link below and get yourself a copy.

Strangely Ever After

A special shout to Jacquelyn Phillips for working with me to bring the best out of this piece.

P.S. Stay tuned to some upcoming publications, including short fiction in Timber Journal and the June issue of Lunch Ticket.

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Short Story Accepted by Nib Magazine

I am delighted to announce that my short story, “Windswept”, was selected by Nib Magazine for publication in their debut issue.

You can read a little bit about this story’s journey from rejection to selection here:

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Discover “The Art of Fiction” in the Paris Review

“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” – William Faulkner

I want to be a writer like you. Even though I write everyday—professionally, creatively and otherwise—reading plays an important role (if not the most important role) in my development as a writer. By reading “everything”, I am able to see how different writers approach our complex craft, from style and prose to dialogue and punctuation.

But what do we read to learn about the elements of a writer that extent far beyond fundamentals and talent into the realm of intangibles? These things—be they abstract thought, an appreciation for prosaic or a tolerance for ambiguity—cannot be learned from a textbook (find me a book that starts with “the key to imbuing the details of the world around you into your writing effectively is”). They can, however, be gleaned from a lifetime of good reading. And so we arrive at The Art of Fiction, a series of interviews by the Paris Review that dates back to the middle of the 20th century.

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