Published in The Watershed Journal, Winter 2023
Tag: northern appalachia
Tension and Home Place: The Choice to Leave or to Stay
So often in movies, in TV, in novels, in the stories of ordinary people, the choice between the big city and small town, or suburbia and a tight-knit village, or a life of adventure and a life of contentment, is a clear-cut, obvious choice. It is a simple binary, an easy moral decision. The flavor that the individual story may take is different, but the message is the same: you can't have both options; you must pick one.
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!
News: Publication in the Watershed Journal
I'm so happy to announce that my work has been recently published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Watershed Journal! My short story, "The Lunch," describes a scene between a young woman and her father, in the wake of a family upheaval. The piece touches on themes of forgiveness, shame, and coming of age… Continue reading News: Publication in the Watershed Journal