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Sunbathing

This flash fiction piece originally appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of :Lexicon, the literary magazine of the English Department at Duquesne University. Enjoy! Sunbathing You go to the Schenley Park Overlook, a wide grassy plain surrounded by trees, with a little dip of a hill in the middle. From here you can see the… Continue reading Sunbathing

Mount Royal Boulevard, 1966

This poem originally appeared in the journal In Parentheses Vol. 7, Issue 2, Fall 2021. Mount Royal Boulevard, 1966 I will not take Mount Royal Boulevard. Not since April third, the rainy night at the tight curve halfway down the road, when the tires shrieked, and the maple tree cracked in half from the force… Continue reading Mount Royal Boulevard, 1966

News: Book Cover Reveal!

My upcoming novel, And It All Came Tumbling Down, has a cover! When I first saw this image by local photographer Greg Clary, I was captivated. The picture brings to mind themes of post-industrialism, the pull of the past and the lure of the future, ideas of escape and moving on. The remoteness of nature,… Continue reading News: Book Cover Reveal!

(Long Overdue) News: Debut Novel Publication!

It's high time for me to announce some belated good news here! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, or if you've looked around the site, you probably know, but if not, here it is: My first novel is getting published! Over the past few weeks. I've been working with the lovely folks at… Continue reading (Long Overdue) News: Debut Novel Publication!

Habits to Feed the Creative Soul Part 5: Connect With Nature

Apologies for finishing this series so late. My goal was to spend, at most, five weeks talking about my goals to feed my creative soul this summer, and, well... the summer is just about over, so I guess this still counts. Over the past few months I've been discussing different ways that, as writers, creatives,… Continue reading Habits to Feed the Creative Soul Part 5: Connect With Nature

Habits to Feed the Creative Soul Part 4: Avoiding Monetization

What is feeding my creative soul? For the past few weeks, I’ve been exploring different ways of living a more creative life, feeding my creative soul instead of merely expecting myself to produce creative work from a vacuum. After a season of busyness, following a year and a half of general uncertainty, it’s especially hard… Continue reading Habits to Feed the Creative Soul Part 4: Avoiding Monetization

News Break: Publication in the Marathon Literary Review

I want to pause my series on Habits to Feed the Creative Soul, and announce that a short story of mine, "The Juniper Bushes," was recently published in the Marathon Literary Review! I'm so proud of this story, and delighted that it found a home with Marathon Literary. Click here to check it out! (Photo… Continue reading News Break: Publication in the Marathon Literary Review

Habits to Feed the Creative Soul Part 3: Tactile Creativity

What is feeding my creative soul? I’ve been asking myself this a lot recently. After a season of busyness, following a year and a half of general uncertainty, it’s especially hard to get back in touch with what truly nourishes the soul. But there are some habits I’m working on over the next few months… Continue reading Habits to Feed the Creative Soul Part 3: Tactile Creativity