It's been a while since I've posted anything here, and for that I apologize. This of course, isn't to say I haven't been writing. I have, a lot. I started a short story that has got the ambitions of a novel, so I think I have a good idea of what my next novel will be.
I've also been querying agents for my debut novel--had some nibbles, but nothing substantial. However, again, this isn't to say I haven't been publishing. I've actually been on a bit of a roll lately. It seems nearly every short piece I submit gets a nice acceptance letter. Check out the Creative, Works page for a complete list of my publications, and near the bottom of that section you'll see pieces in Adelaide Magazine, which you can read on their website. Another is behind a slim paywall of 1.99, in Sanitarium Magazine, a monthly publication of horror from the UK. My first genre publication. I gave away two digital copies of the magazine on Twitter, which received a ton of interest, so if you don't follow me do so, as I'll certainly do another giveaway in the future.
A few other upcoming publications will be Scrutiny Journal, which is a little ezine and you'll get my piece The Sign For Grief Is Crow on there come April, and my piece The Sad Tree will be included in The Cost of Paper Volume Five, from 1888 Center, though the publication date is to be determined.
In my other--though related life--I've been preparing a class I'll teach spring quarter at The Evergreen State College. It's called The Fiction Writer's Craft and my hope is to cover the basics of fiction with students while drafting short stories that they can then begin to submit to magazines, or publish through the school's press. Topics we'll cover are ones like character creation, plot driven narratives, adding texture, setting, and emotional depths, a variety of other topics. We'll also have writing workshops once a week. My hope is that this brings students closer together and gives them a community that exists after the class is over--but oftentimes this is up to the students, not the teacher.
I'll check back in later for more updates in the weeks to come. Thanks for reading and keep writing.