I’m so excited to share that one of my essays is a finalist for a 2019 Maine Literary Award!! The annual awards are one of the many ways the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance supports the literary community of Maine. I submitted two essays, and I’m not sure which one made it to the final round. It’s either “Standoff” or “What A Bullet Can Do,” both published in 2018. Both pieces take a deep dive into gun culture and gun violence, and I’m grateful for the additional visibility for stories like these. Looking forward to heading to the Bangor Public Library on June 13 for the announcement and to meeting and hanging out with other members of this literary community. Woo-hoo!