A Vase of Wildflowers

I'm a writer because I have stage fright.

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

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

Blue River Now Open for Submissions

My fellow writers, I have exciting news. Blue River, a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program, is now seeking submissions. There is also a chance to win $500.

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Makes Characters Memorable

What is it that makes characters memorable? I was wondering this when watching Peaky Blinders, reading Braggsville, and playing Dragon Age: Inquisition (not all at the same time, but sometimes … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Novel Research: Mermaid Mythology and Siren Song

Whether fiction or nonfiction, literary or genre, something that consistently creeps into literature is that of mythology. Many, even the most scientifically-minded in our society, have a fascination with the … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’ve Been Nominated for The Liebster Award!

A few days ago, the kind Brandon Scott of Coolerbs Reviews nominated me for the Liebster Award. It’s a very cool, community-building, “chain letter” award that allows bloggers to be recognized and to … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Another Important Discussion for Diversifying Literature: Religion in YA

While reading the article “How to (Effectively) Show Support” by Dahlia Adler, I noticed a very curious link under point three of the article titled “Promote other people’s promotions.” It was … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 2 Comments