Finalist (2 categories) – Foreward Reviews Indies Book of the Year Awards

Pleased to discover that I have been listed as a finalist for the Indies Book of the Year Awards from Foreward Reviews for the short story collection and multicultural categories. Read more about the award here.

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Recent & Upcoming Events

March 30th, Sacred Spaces Reading with Bao Phi, University of St. Thomas

March 23rd-24th, Ohio Northern University, Time/Location TBA

March 15th-16th, In Print First Book Festival, Ball State University, Time/Location TBA

February 16th, Barnes & Nobel HarMar Reading Series, St. Paul, MN, 7PM

February 11th, Dawning of a New Day: Digital Storytelling in the Creative Writing Classroom – AWP 2017, Washington D.C., Washington Convention Center Level 1, Room 102 A (w/ Trent Hergendrader, Silas Hansen, Marissa Landrigan)

February 9th, Speculative Fiction Across Genres –AWP 2017, Washington D.C., Virginia Barber Middleton Bookfair Stage, Washington Convention Center level 2 (w/ Allegra Hyde & Alexander Weinsten).

February 9th, Fractured Selves: Fabulism as a Platform for Minorities, Women, and the LGBTQ Community – AWP 2017, Washington D.C., Washington Convention Center Level 2, Room 207A (w/ Brenda Peyando, Ramona Ausubel, Zach Doss, Aubrey Hirsch)

February 9th, Short, Fresh, and Weird: Five Debut Story Collection Authors Read (w/ Allegra Hyde, Matt Fogarty, Dana Diehl, Michelle Ross), AWP Offsite Event, Bakers & Baristas (501 7th St NW), 7:30P<

October 28th: Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival, Southern Illinois University, 2pm, Guyon Auditorium, Morris Library)

October 20th: Faculty Reading with Juliette Patterson, Saint Olaf College, 7pm, RML 525

October 20th: Bards and Brews Reading Series (via Skype), Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette, MI, 7pm


Reading: Magers & Quinn, Sept 1st 7pm, Minneapolis

I’ll be doing my Minnesota launch of Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone at Magers & Quinn bookstore in Minneapolis in a few weeks (7pm Sept 1st). Guest readers include John Colburn, Harmony Neal, and Salvatore Pane.

Join us for an evening of reading/discussion, a raffle, and signings.