Publications and Prizes

IMG_3265Writing is my main pleasure. I like to publish, too.



They Could Live With Themselves (Press 53, May 2016), runner up for the 2015 Press 53  Award for Short Fiction, is available for pre-order. Pre-ordered books will be signed and shipped by the end of March. You can also pick up a copy at the Press 53 table at the AWP Conference and Book Fair in Los Angeles on March 30-April 2, 2016. I will be roaming the book fair and available to sign copies.

My official PUB DATE is May 3, 2016, National Press 53 Day!

I will be doing a number of readings, classes, and events nationwide this upcoming year. Details are coming soon.



They Could Live With Themselves, my linked short story collection set in the fictional town of  Stark Run, Vermont is a runner up for the 2015 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction and will be published by Press 53, in March 2016.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to editor and publisher, Kevin Morgan Watson, as well as, all of the editors who encouraged my work to date. Hope to see all at the AWP Conference in LA in late March at the launch party followed by a spring into summer book tour in a hometown near you.

Short Story American Volume IV Anthology is now available for purchase at Short Story America and features “Deep End” as the opening piece. “Deep End” won the Short Story American Prize for Short Fiction in 2013 and is the second story in my forthcoming collection.

“The Air of Joy” (short story) at Connotation Press Thank you editors, Karen Stefano and  Ken Robidoux



“Blue Moon” (short story) at Contrary Magazine Thank you editors, Jeff McMahon and Frances Badgett.

“After Europe” (short story) at Literary Mama  Thank you editors, Suzanne Kamata and Kristina Riggle,

“Attachments” (short story) at Quarterly Literary Journal
and an interview, as Thank you editors, Mary Akers and T.L. Sherwood



Interview at Carve Magazine

“From Inside” (flash fiction) at Green Mountains Review  Thank you editor, Jacob White.

“Deep End” won first place in The Short Story America Prize for Short Fiction (2013) and is forth-coming in Short Story America Anthology Volume IV in September, 2015. Thank you editor, Tim (TD) Johnston.

“An Affair” (prose poem) at Shadowbox (click on on the far right bottle) Thank you editor, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher.

“Molly Sings the Blues” (short story) in Whitefish Review Lucky #13.  Thank you editors, Brian Schott, and guest editor Pam Houston.

“Rose, 1937” (flash fiction from my novel in shorts) at Atticus Review. Thank you editor, Joseph Gross.

“Alchemy” (flash fiction) at Monkeybicycle. Thank you editor, Steven Seighman.

“Bone China” (flash fiction) at Spartan. Thank you editor, Ross McMeekin.



“The Third Element” won 2nd place in the 2012 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. It may be read on-line or in print at Carve Magazine. Thank you editor, Matthew Limpede.

“Accommodations” (short story) appears in the print journal upstreet: number eight.
Thank you editor, Vivian Dorsel

“Between the Words” (essay on living and writing on a dirt road in Vermont) at Hunger Mountain. Sorry, but the link to this piece is no longer available. “Between the Words” was reprinted at The Commons, the finest weekly out of Brattleboro, Vermont.

“Oatmeal for Dinner” at Bite My Manifesto

To read my book reviews, go here.


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