The Man Booker Prize, 2012

The long list for the 2012 Man Booker Prize has been announced. This prize is one that I watch each year because it helps…

New Issue of Prime Number

Issue 23 of Prime Number Magazine went live this morning, and we’re very pleased with it. The issue represents the first in our third…

Of Monkeys and Email

A few years ago, Gund—the plush animal manufacturer—came out with a new product: Garstang Gorilla. I was shocked when I heard about it. The…

Happy 4th of July — In an Uncharted Country

My first book, In an Uncharted Country, is a collection of linked short stories set in the fictional town of Rugglesville, VA. The book…

Still no power!

It’s Sunday morning and as of 7:30am I still didn’t have power. I drove into town looking for coffee and breakfast, but was too…

Downed trees, no power

This isn’t my photo, but it gets the point across. Trees are down all over the area; power is out. The event I was…

Local Authors at Staunton Public Library, 1-5pm, 6/30/12

Libraries are wonderful places, and I was delighted when the Staunton Public Library invited me to participate in “Between the Covers,” an event with…

What the Zhang Boys Know is now available for pre-order

My novel in stories, What the Zhang Boys Know, is now available for pre-order from the publisher, Press 53. Go here to reserve your…

“The Year of the Rooster” in r.kv.r.y

I’m very pleased to have a short piece up in the summer issue of r.kv.r.y, a beautiful magazine edited by Mary Akers. This issue has…

The Good Men Project interviews me

Have you heard about The Good Men Project? It’s a web-based alternative to the glossy magazines that I’ve come to despise. Here’s an excerpt…