short stories

Make Things Happen: Writing Tips from an Eight-Year-Old

In the latest episode of my podcast, a misunderstanding leads me to interview an award-winning eight-year-old author and her younger sister. Later, their father reveals how his own childhood trauma has informed their creativity. The younger sister then rounds things off by explaining how to make pot holders. The episode ends with a musical remix of the interview titled “Over Under (It’s Kinda Weird).”

http://www.buzzsprout.com/11865/99129-make-things-happen-writing-tips-from-an-eight-year-old

New Story in Apiary

Regular readers of my blog may recall a recording of a short story of mine titled “Madrid” that I posted back in March after a live reading with my friends Tim Simmons and Dave Calamaro. Today I’m pleased to announce that the text of  “Madrid” is now available from Apiary magazine for your reading pleasure. Needless to say, I’m a big fan of Apiary and am very excited for them to share my work with their readers!

Public Displays of Affectation

In addition to working on my own writing, I’ve been helping my friend Shaun Haurin with a collection of short stories titled Public Displays of Affectation. It’s the last book I’ll be working on for PS Books, and I’ve had a hand in almost all aspects of the production — working with Shaun on the manuscript and book design, and even editing the book trailer. The book isn’t due until September, but here’s a sneak peak at the trailer…


PS: The music in this trailer is by a band called The Novenas. Check them out!