Monthly Archives: February 2012

February Literary Links

Letters of Note. My muse is not a horse -Nick Cave

paperpools. Cormac McCarthy and the semi-colon

the Dublin Quarterly. dealing with rejection

the guardian. When writers censor themselves

Style for Students. Hyphens

The National Post. Suffering those who say “suffer fools gladly”

Quill & Quire. Video: Interview with Anne Rice

Woopidoo! Focus Quotes

Lit Reactor. Top 10 Words That Need To Die, Immediately

Justine Musk. the art of being an introvert creative (forced to cope with social media)

“Girl in Dryer” in Broken Pencil

My short fiction “Girl in Dryer” appears in Broken Pencil 54. The story revolves around Alice, a twelve-year-old who lives with unrelieved suspense. She gains temporary relief when she befriends a man and his pig.

This story, inspired by a dream, has four firsts:


Wilbur and Alice

First story to be accompanied by illustrations. Beautiful work by Lisa Vanin.

First story I workshopped with F&G Writers, my amazing writing group that will celebrate its two-year anniversary this May.

First time I was invited to participate in the editorial process, a back-and-forth dialogue with BP founder and fiction editor Hal Niedzviecki.

First time I have been paid for any piece of writing. Have to think of something special to do with it.


Girl in Dryer