Summer Updates - Shirley Jackson Award and more!

Twisted Book of Shadows editors

I have so much to tell you! This summer has been full of surprising projects coming to fruition, just when I was on the verge of abandoning hope. Let that be a lesson to you.

First, though, I want to congratulate my editors (Chris Golden and James Moore) on winning a 2020 Shirley Jackson Award. Twisted Book of Shadows, edited by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore won Best Anthology published in 2019. You guys. That kind of means I have a Shirley Jackson Award. In a manner of speaking. Sort of.

The awards ceremony is worth watching - it feels like a glamorous documentary! Beautiful. Haunting. 20 minutes. Beutifully introduced by John Langan (I know him from Pen Parentis).

Watch it here


In other news, I have two stories forthcoming in print. Look for one of them in Issue 5 of the Santa Barbara Literary Journal, launching in August. And one of my longer stories has been accepted into the anthology Delirium Corridor out in October or November. I can't wait to share the links with you as soon as I have them. 


Just so you know, Pen Parentis is going strong. I've applied for a grant for space through Governor's Island at the LMCC Arts Center there. If I win, expect me to produce a lot more fiction!


otherwise - a fantastic editor is reading my Lithuanian novel. I am hoping he will have some publication advice. A wonderful publisher has accepted Book or Baby? my Pen Parentis nonfiction book - should be out this Fall - and I have just sent out a draft of my manuscript in progress, VanityFair, Tribeca to some first readers.