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25th Annual IPPY Awards

This is all the sweeter and more surreal because I loved SHUGGIE BAIN by Douglas Stuart (Grove Atlantic). Congratulations to all the winners.

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That Queen Thing Again

My deep thanks to Jane Ciabattari and Literary Hub for including me in their stellar interview series. “In my work, my particular kingdoms, I have the power to invite readers into stories and situations they might ordinarily want to pull … Continue reading

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Da relief. Da gratitude. Da hangover.

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What Have You Survived?

I remain grateful to Lori Narlock, founder of the Napa Valley Book Fest, for chatting with me about inspiration, obsession, imaginary friends, micro and macro aggressions, and going on with our wounds and our wonder. Thanks also to the wonderful … Continue reading

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Video Much?

I don’t like to watch myself back on video (does anybody?) but I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation on craft, process, storytelling, fixations, and life with Joy Lanzendorfer, author of the sweeping and gripping debut historical novel RIGHT BACK WHERE WE … Continue reading

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The Bible by Ethel Rohan

My deep thanks to Peter McDermott and the Irish Echo for including me in their long-running writer interview series. This was one of the more fun interviews I’ve done recently, and I hope you enjoy.

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Go On

I’m grateful to Courtney Harler and the ever excellent Masters Review for this thoughtful interview that touches on writing and publishing short stories, and on how we go on with our wounds.

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Any Wonder Left

Cleaning out her deceased father’s home in Dublin, a woman reluctantly accepts help from an unsettling stranger. I’m deeply grateful to World Literature Today for publishing a short story from my just-out collection In the Event of Contact. You can … Continue reading

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Win 2 Free Books

I am thrilled that In the Event of Contact is on BuzzFeed’s Summer Recommended Reading List along with these 27 delicious-sounding other books. Do these lists result in reads/sales? YES. At least they do for me as a book shopper … Continue reading

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Thank you, BuzzFeed!

I am beyond thrilled to be included among BuzzFeed‘s latest Book Recommendations and to receive this dream response to my stories from editor Arianna Rebolini. I’ve been reading her round ups and reviews for years and hoping, dreaming…

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