Adios, March! Monthly Recap, What I’m Writing & What I’m Reading

  March wasn't quite the shitshow that February was. I actually had some fun. I went to AWP to meet with an agent(!), but I'm not finished editing my book... So there's that. I also went to Books & Books for the first time. I hung out with Chantel Acevedo and Patricia Engel (who are…

Late to the Party: Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2018

I'm a Book Riot Contributor, but still, I was kind of resisting the Read Harder Challenge this year. I keep telling myself that I don't have enough time. But here I am again, doing the thing. I think I have several categories covered already. If you finish (I totally didn't know this last year), snap…

Stuff I Had Published in 2017

Though 2017 in general was something of a garbage fire, publishing-wise, 2017 has been my most prolific year. Here are some of the things I've gotten published: Fiction “The Bottomless Hole on Crooked Palm Boulevard” was a runner up for Crab Orchard Review’s Charles Johnson Fiction Award 2017. ~ Considering that I write about one short story a…

REVIEW: From Here to Eternity Review: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty

Few life events affect us more than the death of a loved one. At times, it can seem that grief is monolithic, but not every culture deals with death and grief in the same way. The death culture of the US endeavors to paint a pleasing facade over what we consider macabre. Embalmers camouflage the…