Poem to be published!

I just found out that my poem, “The Muse,” will be published in the June 2019 issue of Bloodbond, a journal dedicated to fiction, poetry, and art “related to vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters.” Cool, right? Bloodbond is published by Alban Lake, a small, independent press that publishes an astonishing number of speculative lit journals, anthologies, and […]

Three poems forthcoming in Illumen!

Great news! Three of my poems, “The Threshold Machine,” “The River Beckons,” and “To My Daughter,” will be published in the Autumn 2018 issue of Illumen magazine! Illumen is a print journal of speculative poetry, which publisher Alban Lake defines as “the application of imagination to reality.”  Comprising science fiction, fantasy, folklore, myth, surrealism, horror, […]

JambaLAya Kidlit Conference 2018

  For the second year in a row, the Louisiana/Mississippi chapter of SCBWI knocked it outta the park! This is one of the best kidlit conferences I’ve attended, and I’ve been to a few. I tend to prefer regional conferences for the intimacy and depth of focus, not to mention the community building, and this one delivered. […]

On meeting Angie Thomas

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, at our local SCBWI LA/MS JambaLAya conference. As you can see, I was fangirling a little bit, and I hadn’t even read her book yet! I still regret not making intelligent conversation at the signing or later, […]

My essay in Hypertext Magazine!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hypertext Magazine offers its Love Bites issue. And my roundabout love story Renovations is part of the fun! This essay is actually many years old. I wrote its first incarnation as part of my creative nonfiction workshop in the University of New Orleans’s MFA program back in 2004. As […]