A Sudden Smothering of Updates

My story “The Cape,” from Tales of Falling and Flying, is on the Selected Shorts podcast right now. It’s Episode 35: Dance in America, as read by Broadway stage actor Tony Yazbeck, and begins around the 21:00 mark.

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If you’re interested, there’s also a dance based on the story which Selected Shorts commissioned from Gabrielle Lamb of Pigeonwing Dance, and which was performed at Symphony Space in New York last December. You can watch that here if you like (it’s amazing).

In other news, I have a story called “It is Illegal to Enter the Graveyard” in the new issue of Post Road magazine (Issue 35), which should be available for purchase soon.

My story “James K. Polk,” from Tales of Falling and Flying, has been reprinted in Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories, edited by Rick Wilber. It’s a great anthology and a real pleasure to be included alongside Karen Joy Fowler, Harry Turtledove, and Michael Bishop, among others.

I also have a story called “Carla” in Writers of Mystery and Imagination, an anthology put together by some friends and fellow writers as a tribute to the wondrous and magical Bookfellows Bookshop of Glendale, California (1988-2016). My favorite place in the world, while it lasted (and even now).

In other news, I went on a brief whirlwind trip to New Orleans to do a reading at the second ever Disorder Salon at The International House Hotel. I had a great time, drank a lot of French 75s, made a pilgrimage to Congo Square, ate a delicious Shrimp Po’ Boy, and got to meet the amazing Kristen Iskandrian, author of Motherest, and someday-soon proprietor of the very best bookstore in Birmingham, Alabama. I also failed to take any photos, except this one (that guy on the horse was some asshole):

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