Joan of Arc

I have a story called “Joan of Arc” in the new issue of The Adroit Journal, alongside work by Oliver de la Paz, Kimberly Grey, and Noor Hindi, and interviews with Mary Ruefle and Heather Christle. You can read it here:

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In other news, my story “The Trespassing Forest,” which appeared earlier this year in Issue 5 of Cherry Tree, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize! The issue is only available in print, but you can pick up a copy here if you like.

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And lastly, I just learned that Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5, which contained my story “The Rock Eater,” just won the 2019 British Fantasy Award for Best Anthology! Congratulations to the editors, Robert Shearman and Michael Kelly, and many thanks again for including my story! It was a thrill and an honor.

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Just Ahead is Darkness

I’ll be in San Francisco this weekend, reading a few stories as part of Just Ahead is Darkness, a show featuring live music and dance curated by my friends Megan and Shannon Kurashige at Sharp & Fine. It’s at Counterpulse at 8pm on Saturday, Oct 26. $20

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Some other news: My story “The Monster” (from Tales of Falling and Flying) is up on the Selected Shorts Podcast now, read by John Cameron Mitchell (of Hedwig fame!). The episode (Episode 3: “Fables and Fairy Tales”) also features Maulik Pancholy reading Somerset Maugham’s “Appointment in Samarra”—one of my favorite stories—and Kirsten Vangsness reading “The Fairy Handbag” by Kelly Link.

Other story news: I wrote a story called “Pictures of Heaven,” which will be out next year in the Catapult anthology Tiny Nightmares (a spooky sequel-of-sorts to last year’s Tiny Crimes). I’ll also have stories out soon in Adroit and A Public Space.

On Friday, Nov 1, I’ll be reading a story at the book launch for Cathy Ulrich’s Ghosts of You, the first release from Okay Donkey‘s new publishing arm. Other readers include Anna Vangala Jones and Marisa Crane. Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park — 8pm and it’s free!

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