New Personal Essay in Potomac Review

I just received my copy of issue 70 of Potomac Review. Some great poetry, essays, and short stories are included, as well as my latest essay, “In Maggie’s Shadow,” about my visit to a haunted plantation house and subsequently being stranded on a boat.

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New Piece in McSweeney’s

Hey folks. Got a new piece in McSweeney’s.

“I finally get to be my own boss. As soon as I pick up this guy’s laundry. And take this lady’s three dachshunds for a walk. And deliver this milkshake to wherever.”

check out my latest bit, CAPITALISM GIVES ME THE FREEDOM TO PURSUE AS MANY SIDE GIGS AS I WANT TO PAY OFF MY INCREASING BILLS AND LOANS.

Straight out of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

You Can Listen To My Latest Story on Tall Tale TV

Readers, listen up!

Tall Tale TV is airing my latest urban fantasy story, “Butler and Barrie’s Wild Faery Land Stolen Child Carousel.”

You can listen to it on YouTube or as an MP3 podcast.

Don’t have time to read a story? Tall Tale TV publishes fantastical short stories as audio podcasts, the perfect length for your work commute, your dinner alone, or your putting yourself to bed at night. The site’s creator, Christopher Herron, has a bright, articulate voice perfect for pieces like mine. Many thanks to him.

Ernest Hemingway’s Lost Pickup Lines—published in Slackjaw

“We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright. If you give me your number.”

Hey readers. Ever wanted to read Ernest Hemingway’s lost pickup lines? Well now you can.

I just published the list in Slackjaw. Check it out here.

The Relevant Sting of John Grisham’s The Appeal—Book Review

There’s good beach reading and there’s bad beach reading. I found a copy of John Grisham’s The Appeal at a beach condo this year and elected to read it, having never heard about it before. While Grisham’s legal thrillers aren’t the most literary around, you can always count on them to be well researched and executed. This is no less true of his sprawling 2008 novel.

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