A Vase of Wildflowers

I'm a writer because I have stage fright.

Book Review: Video Game Storytelling by Evan Skolnick

“I found it to be both interesting and entertaining, using real-life examples taken from very popular movies and games that most people will be readily familiar with. I feel that … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Read “War Song” in STARK

Hi friends! My poem “War Song” is now available to read in STARK, a poetry journal. It was fun to be among so many talented artists on the long list … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Update: New Writings and Current Projects

Whoever said the summer months were for vacation probably wasn’t a writer (or an editor). My graduate school classes don’t start up again until late August, but I’m as busy as I’ve … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

International Poetry, Niven’s New Book, and More

There have been some exciting things happening lately. For one thing, my poem “War Song” was placed on the long list for the 2016 Wisehouse International Poetry Award. “War Song” will appear … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writers and Editors and Publishers! Oh my!: My First AWP Experience

As many of you know, I attended the Association of Writers and Writers Programs (AWP) conference in Los Angeles, California this year—an experience that was partly funded by the generous … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Naturally Political: An Interview with Ann Pancake at Change Seven Magazine

Hey friends, my interview with Ann Pancake is up. We discuss fiction and mountaintop removal mining. Check it out! “I think if you get the art right, the politics will … Continue reading

April 5, 2016

Upcoming Events and Another Writing Update

Can you tell this graduate student is a busy person? I apologize for not updating more often. But don’t worry, this blog isn’t going away. I’m merely working hard on my … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment