Very happy to announce that my story “The Rock Eater” (from Tales of Falling and Flying) will be in Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5 (which will sadly be the final volume of this eerie, magnificent series). Many thanks to editors Robert Shearman and Michael Kelly for choosing the story—I worked on it obsessively for five or six years and am so glad to see it being recognized.
A few months ago, actress Stana Katic (of Castle and Absentia) read my story “The Man, the Restaurant, and the Eiffel Tower” (also from Tales of Falling and Flying) at a Selected Shorts event at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. That performance is now available on the Improbable Dreams episode of the Selected Shorts podcast.
This Sunday, October 28, I will be talking to Micah Perks about her new book, True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape, at Skylight Books in Los Angeles. It’s also Skylight’s 22nd Birthday Party, so come on down! 5:00pm.
On Thursday, November 1, I’ll be at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills at 7pm for a special screening of Sneakers, one of my all-time favorite movies, and afterwards I’ll be talking about it with Roxane Gay (author of Bad Feminist and Hunger) and Mariel Garza of the Los Angeles Times.
And finally, on December 12 (and this is pretty amazing), I’ll be in New York to see the Selected Shorts Dance In America program, which will include an adaptation of my story “The Cape” (from Tales of Falling and Flying) choreographed for dance by Gabrielle Lamb of Pigeonwing Dance. Still can’t believe this is actually happening, but I guess it is?? Can’t wait.
That’s all the news for now! If you’re looking for some new stories of mine to read, you can find “The Vatican” over at Electric Literature, “The Friend with the Knife in His Back” at the Kenyon Review, and “Mystery (The Third Man)” at Wigleaf (which is also running a short interview with me). Other stories are upcoming soon in A Public Space, Coachella Review, Cherry Tree, Post Road, and more. Enjoy!