Read “The Gun Show” here

Well, here I am putting a deeply personal essay here for all the world to see, and it feels a little dangerous. Some of my writer friends, especially those writing memoir, essays, and all manner of creative nonfiction, will understand what I'm talking about. The Gun Show appeared in print in The Southeast Review in … Continue reading Read “The Gun Show” here

Headed to HippoCamp 2018!

This August 24-26th I'll be attending a writer's conference known as HippoCamp for the first time and leading a breakout session with my partner Parker Blaney. The session is called Writing Home. HippoCamp is in its fourth year and is an outgrowth of Hippocampus Magazine, a terrific journal founded by Donna Talarico. It publishes only … Continue reading Headed to HippoCamp 2018!

Another notable essay in Best American Essays 2017

I'm thrilled to announce (quite belatedly) that my essay, "The Gun Show," which appeared in The Southeast Review (Vol. 34.2), was named a notable essay in the latest edition of The Best American Essays, edited by Leslie Jamison. “The Gun Show,” tells about my first trip to a gun show in King of Prussia, PA … Continue reading Another notable essay in Best American Essays 2017

New essay “Last Chance” online at Tributaries

Hey, I just got done digging my car out of the ice/snow and almost forgot that today was the day that a flash essay was going live! It's called "Last Chance," and it's at Tributaries, which is an online section of the journal The Fourth River. Now, The Fourth River is a "journal of nature … Continue reading New essay “Last Chance” online at Tributaries