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…

Prime Number Magazine Update 19.5, plus NEWS

Prime Decimals 19.5–the latest update to Issue 19 of Prime Number–is now live and features poetry by Lois Marie Harrod and Sean Thomas Dougherty…

eBook Price Going Up; Buy Now!

Since publication, the price for the Kindle and Nook editions of In an Uncharted Country has been set by my publisher at $3.99. Press…