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The New Patriot

The New Patriot

All this month, The Rumpus is exploring what it means to be a patriot in a series called “Reclaiming Patriotism.” It’s a great project, particularly given where we find ourselves right now as a country. The latest Readers Report is a part of that series […]

Talisman Story Contest

Talisman Story Contest

Honored and excited to be one of the winners in the PROJECT:OBJECT Talisman Story Contest at HiLobrow! My piece about an extra-special foul ball will appear as part of their fascinating Talismanic Objects series in June. Update 6/29: My essay is on the site now […]

Field Reports Available Now

Field Reports Available Now

My chapbook of flash fiction, Field Reports, is available now for purchase with FREE shipping anywhere in the USA for $10. All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood. Choose your preferred payment method below and be sure to either include your mailing address in the notes or […]

Reading February 21st at Flywheel Press

Reading February 21st at Flywheel Press

Excited to announce I’ll be the featured reader at the February 21st Literally event at The Shop at Flywheel Press in downtown San Mateo. The reading starts at 7 pm and is FREE. I’ll also (fingers crossed) have my chapbook of flash fiction on sale, […]

The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor’s New Clothes

I’ve got a new piece over at The Rumpus about the current state of the world. Here’s a snippet: “But still the hats sold. So many hats. Made in Los Angeles, where Hollywood is filming the end of the world on a loop. Down goes […]

Quiet Lightning at the Tenderloin Museum

Quiet Lightning at the Tenderloin Museum

It was such an honor to be part of Quiet Lightning’s seven-year anniversary show, and to see this community come together in solidarity. Big thanks to Evan Karp and the entire QL team for making it happen.

At The Rumpus: Harvest

At The Rumpus: Harvest

I’ve got a brand new piece in the latest Readers Report over at The Rumpus. Here’s a sneak peek: “There were kids everywhere, doing chores at the edges or trailing a few feet behind and pretending not to, some as old as fourteen or fifteen. […]

Tenderloin Museum on December 5th

Tenderloin Museum on December 5th

Come celebrate seven years of Quiet Lightning at the Tenderloin Museum on December 5th. I’ll be reading alongside some incredible writers, including Tupelo Hassman (author of the novel girlchild). Doors open at 7 pm and the show is free + all ages. First 100 attendees […]

Flash Fiction Contest Winner

Flash Fiction Contest Winner

The Center for Fiction selected my entry as the winner in its first flash fiction contest. The story was inspired by a Dorothea Lange photo from the New York Public Library’s collection. Check it out here

Flash Fiction: Too Much, Too Soon

Flash Fiction: Too Much, Too Soon

My latest flash fiction for The Rumpus is up now. Here’s a preview: “It was a tidy, modern graveyard in California and traffic zipped by regularly, but the place terrified me. I got it into my head that if I took a single breath as […]