IU Southeast Writing Contest Winners, 2014

Last year, I had the honor of judging the fiction section of the Indiana University Southeast Writing Contest. It was a wonderful experience reading such talented writers, and I was doubly honored this year when those students invited me to campus to read from Hagridden and give a talk on fiction writing.   But then the … More IU Southeast Writing Contest Winners, 2014

2013: the year of all the awesome I could ever want

I’ve been looking over 2013 and thinking about my writing work, and folks, this has been one hell of a year. It started in the very first weeks of January, when I received — almost back-to-back — an offer from sunnyoutside press to publish my first book, Box Cutters, and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. Both … More 2013: the year of all the awesome I could ever want