So happy to announce the launch of my novel The Coal Tower, available now on Amazon in paperback or Kindle versions (you can request the book at your bookstore, too). Here’s the jacket blurb. I’ll be posting more on the story soon. Hope you’ll give it a shot and let me know what you think!
Happy to announce that my short story “Measured in Sips” — about an old war veteran’s last days — has found a home in the Spring 2018 edition of Northern Virginia Review. Last night attended a warm and touching publication party in Annandale, where the novelist Robert Bausch eschewed reading from his own extensive ouevre, using most of his time at the podium as guest speaker reading choice bits from each of the stories and poems in Volume 32 and pausing in between to say a few words of appreciation about each of them. Such a generous, one might say fatherly, thing to do. So despite the usual ten-mile backup on 95-S headed home, I drove along in gratitude, feeling enabled and ennobled all at once.