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Friday, January 26, 2018

2017 by the Numbers

We’re already a full month into the new year. Here’s a Writeful look at my 2018 by the numbers.

9 short stories (fiction) published

8 travel stories published

6 book reviews published

4 literary videos recorded and shared

2 new countries visited (Poland and United Arab Emirates)

1 historic comedy club acquired

1 book published

I’m not a numbers person, but these numbers look pretty good to me.

Here’s to some more nice numbers in 2018!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Talbot-Heindl Experiences Inconvenience

My short story, "Inconvenience," was published as the "weekly feature" in The Talbot-Heindl Experience.

"Inconvenience" is an excerpt from Womb: a novel in utero. In it, Penny discovers what seems to be inconvenient news, of the main character living inside of her.

"The water around me was still, but I had the sensation of descending. It was the feeling of Mom’s emotions, falling into an acknowledgement of me. I’d imagined her moment of realization to be a euphoric one, the high of hang-gliding. Instead, we sat in the smelly, filthy bathroom, sadly sinking."

Read the entire excerpt at The Talbot-Heindl Experience.


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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Three New Book Reviews in Baltimore Style Magazine

I have three new book reviews published in the most recent issue of Baltimore Style Magazine. What better way to begin the year with some good books, and as the current issue's "Shelf Life" author.

The three books reviewed for this edition of Baltimore Style's Shelf Life are Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen e, and The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve. These books just may restore your faith in humanity.

Read the reviews, in print or online, in the current issue of Baltimore Style.