The latest updates.

Teaching at Iowa Writers’ Workshop this summer

31 Oct 2017

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaching an intensive 3-week workshop at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop this summer. You can find information about the workshop here. Applications are due on March 1. Apply!

My story “Anything for Money” is a New York Subway Library “Selected Short Read”

08 Jun 2017

My story, “Anything for Money” from Refund, is a “Selected Short Read” for the NYC Subway Library. You can read the story, and many others,  here.

Interview about reading for The Toronto Review of Books

01 May 2017

Here’s a short interview about reading with Kelli Deeth of The Toronto Review of Books. You can read the interview here.

COIN: a collaborative story to benefit The Cabin’s programs

27 Apr 2017

On Thursday May 4, I’ll be participating in COIN–a collaborative online story to benefit The Cabin, a wonderful literary center in Boise, Idaho.  I’ll be working on the story from 4 to 4:30 PM EST. Find out more about the story, the writers and how to donate, here.

Refund on NYPL list of books by women authors for International Women’s Day

15 Mar 2017

So happy to see Refund on this list of books compiled by the New York Public Library, books by women authors for International Women’s Day and beyond. You can read the list here.

Interview with my sister Aimee and I in Boise Weekly

09 Mar 2017

An interview with my sister Aimee and I, before our first event together at The Cabin in Boise, Idaho. You can read the interview here.

Video craft essay, “Adjusting Your Pace: How to Get Your Story to Move” up on Electric Literature

24 Feb 2017

My video essay on pace in stories and similarities to movement phrases is up on the website Electric Literature. You can read the essay here.

Fiction editor of new literary journal, Scoundrel Time

31 Jan 2017

I’m happy to be Fiction Editor and contributor to a new online  literary journal, Scoundrel Time, which features creative responses to the current political era. You can find the website here.




My story “Theft” from Refund featured as a Weekend Read on website For Book’s Sake

09 Dec 2016

Happy that the website “For Book’s Sake” features my story “Theft” from Refund as a Weekend Read this week. You can read the story here.

“What It Means to Be a Writer in the Time of Trump” in Huffington Post

18 Nov 2016

I have some thoughts on this subject, as do many other writers whose work I love, in this piece in the Huffington Post. You can read the article here.

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