Baby’s on Fire

May 5th, 2015

Baby_s_On_Fire_CoverI’m excited to go to Powell’s tonight to join our wonderful literary community in celebrating Liz Prato and the launch of her short story collection, “baby’s on fire,” published by Press 53.

I met Liz about 10 years ago at the Pinewood Table. She brought something new to those weekly classes. A fierceness and honesty and a passion to bring her work into the world. And she made me want to be a better writer.

So it is very, very satisfying to see her collection of short stories come to the world. Her stories are vivid and the characters are messy in a delightfully real way.

Come on out and hear Liz read, hang out at Powell’s, buy a book, buy this book!


Rose City Stories

February 27th, 2015

1407971583265These small beautiful moments from Joanna Rose, are a kind of meditation on being here. Subscribe, read, reread, breathe and find yourself there. You can find them here.

VoiceCatcher (and my story in it!)

January 24th, 2015

VCJournalHeaderArt My creative non-fiction piece, Left As It Was, It Would Come Apart, is available at VoiceCatcher Journal. It’s an excerpt from my almost completed memoir. I’m happy to have this piece out there. You can find it here.

Neurotic Tornado

October 30th, 2014

cover170x170Bill and I had a great time talking with Yuvi Zalkow for his podcast, Neurotic Tornado, a few weeks ago. You can listen here to our conversation about writers and our desire for alone time and how that is for the non-writing partner. And spilling over generally into the difference between those of us who love alone time and those who don’t need so much.  While you are at Neurotic Tornado check out some amazing conversations between Yuvi Zalkow and Sheri Blue and how they navigate the terrain of love and commitment.

“Carry the Sky”

October 14th, 2014

I finished reading Kate Gray’s book, “Carry the Sky” a few days ago. I’m still thinking about it. I love a story that leaves me wanting to talk about it with someone else. A story that leaves me with the voices of the narrators. It’s a beauty. So thank you Kate and thank you Forest Avenue Press.