Happy Halloween!

I love that even some captive Komodos get to enjoy this holiday. Check out the Albuquerque Zoo’s female Komodo digging her jack-o-lantern or the blood-laced pumpkins given to the Komodos at the San Diego zoo. And in the spirit of all things dark and disturbing, I can officially announce the title to my murder mystery. EVERYTHING . . . 

Writing for Cecil

A few weeks ago a building near my office was overrun by police cars and media vans. I didn’t know what was going on until someone told me, complete with a meaningful look in one of the spare cubicles, “That’s where the dentist’s office is.” I didn’t need to be told which dentist, because in . . . 

Thighs Can’t Be Uncertain

Ah, summertime. The endless daylight, the mojito menus, the garden salads picked straight from the garden, and—as frosting on the star-spangled cake this year—I received my editorial letter from the wonderful Emily Bestler and have been revising for the last two months. Okay, I know not everyone gets as excited as I do about revision . . . 

Cracked Walnut Literary Festival 2015

Spring is here and that means another fabulous Cracked Walnut Literary Festival! I’m excited to be reading at the “Talking to God” event at 7pm on Thursday, May 14th. Along with enjoying a great lineup of local authors, this may be your last chance to attend a reading at Subtext: A Book Store in its current . . . 

Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us

One is tempted to quote Shakespeare or at least develop complex chess-like strategies when preparing for the annual AWP conference. With an attendance that rivals the population of Brainerd and a two hundred and thirty page program of official events—not including any of the offsite parties, receptions, readings, and launches—this behemoth can easily overwhelm most . . .