F-Bomb is a fantastic flash reading series here in Denver; I’ve long been a fan, and my pal Jamey Trotter asked me to head up the F-Bomb event for Tuesday, April 20. That’s right: 4/20. As in the pot-holiday here in Colorado. I’m writing something brand-new and pot-related for the occasion, as well as reading a couple of flash pieces from Flatland. Dude. I mean duuuuuuuude. Too cool. Check out the details: F-Bomb Denver.
Just about to get started on a Zoom reading with some fellow finalists–very much looking forward to sharing more about Flatland, and also hearing from all of them about their amazing works. I’m in very good company.
Here’s the invite:
When: May 8, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: CBA Finalist Reading General Nonfiction, History and Pictorial
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
It will also be streaming on Facebook live, and will be available later on (anytime!) on the CBA Facebook account. If you get a chance to check it out, I hope you enjoy it!
Flatland was just named a finalist for a 2020 Colorado Book Award! Winners will be announced on May 30. Here’s hoping this little book continues to do big things. (And congrats to my cousin Britten, too! Happy to share the honors with you, cousin!)
Happy to say that my flash fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Best of the Small Press award for this past year, and three stories are being considered for inclusion. This is my second time nominated for a Pushcart, which is always an honor in and of itself. Fingers crossed–I’d love to be a part of this always-amazing collection–but the nomination itself is happiness!
Much love to the great lit journal Heavy Feather Review for speaking with me about Flatland, flash fiction, and the great American midwest! Check out the full interview at HFR, and while you’re there, read some of the great work they publish on the regular. Thanks to my friend Hillary Leftwich for the invite and the conversation!
Flatland is now available on Amazon; it’s also still available directly (and probably faster) through Millikin University’s Bronze Man Books, and through BookBar here in Denver, but one more way to get the book is good news that I wanted to share. Thanks to Randy Brooks and Stephen Frech at Millikin for helping to make this available!
This fall was a big one for publication; Split Lip just published a new flash piece called The Other Norma Jean;” Heavy Feather Review published (in print!) two stories; and Nice Cage solicited a story from me–this one’s called “The Rule of Monsters.” Finally, the humor lit-mag Defenestration reprinted “Now Hiring at the Hog Trough” from Flatland. Whew! Thanks to all who supported these stories!
Happy to be visiting Millikin University next week as part of the 2019 Literary Festival–I’m doing a reading Friday night, November 8 in the Albert Taylor Theatre, as well as a workshop Saturday morning the 9th, and a craft lecture that afternoon. (For more information, check out their webpage at https://millikin.edu/literaryfestival.
If you’re around Decatur, IL that weekend, I’d love to see you there!
Looking forward to being a part of Boulder’s long-standing Books & Tea event as one of two fiction readers–the other being my friend the great Nick Arvin (Mad Boy). Always fun to meet a whole bunch of new readers, especially a group that’s so invested in new writing that they’ll come out on a Saturday afternoon in September.
Happy to be a part of the fiction crew reading at Denver’s At the Inkwell reading series this weekend. It’s Saturday, July 20 from 5-7PM up at BookBar. Hope to see you there! (By the way, BookBar is the exclusive retailer for Flatland here locally–and they’re good folks doing great literary service to the community to boot. Support them!)