News and Events

New Story Coming in May

I’m thrilled to announce that my new short story, “Cousins,” will appear in the forthcoming anthology Milwaukee Noir–the Miltown volume of Akashic’s acclaimed City Noir series. Featuring the work of Jane Hamilton, Christi Clancy, James Causey, and Shauna Singh Baldwin, among others, every story in the anthology takes place in a different Milwaukee neighborhood, each rendered in the gritty, dark tones of noir fiction. The anthology comes out May 7, 2019 and Amazon has it available for pre-order.

Plant the Seed 2018 Workshop Tour

Read about the weird and wonderful experience that was the Spring 2018 leg of the Plant the Seed Workshop Tour in this newsletter!

See the Teaches page for more information about bringing a Plant the Seed workshop to your area.

 Meet Me Halfway coverVirtual Author Visit to Your Book Club!

If your book club, community organization, workplace, church, school, or other group commits to reading Meet Me Halfway, I will make a Virtual Author Visit to your group (via Skype, Google, FaceTime, etc.) — for free! Just let me know via the contact form on this site and we’ll make a plan.

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An Excerpt of Junction, My New Novel, Now Available

I’m so excited to introduce you to my new novel, Junction, through the anticipated Fall 2017 publication of Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars. Editors S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch chose the scene from Junction in which my protagonist, Mat Rodriguez, takes KC, her boss’s wife, out dancing in a rural gay bar in hopes of sparking some romance with this enticing–and married–woman.

Yes, Mat’s a little bit of a troublemaker, but I swear you’re going to love her. If you want to meet her in less compromising circumstances, you can check out the Junction excerpt that was recently published in The Account. In that excerpt, you also get to read some of the novel-inside-the-novel, the lesbian pulp fiction tragedy, Flame on the Mesa.

After the devastating 2016 attack on Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, editors S. Renée Bess and Lee Lynch were motivated to collect writings about the importance of gay bars as places of safety, fun, and transformation for the LGBTQ community. Proceeds from this exciting anthology will go to programs that support LGBTQ youth. I’ll be sure to let you know the minute Our Happy Hours is out on the shelves!