I’m grateful to have participated in yesterday’s Art of the Short Story virtual panel offered by Lit Camp and moderated by its founder Janis Cooke Newman. It was a lively and invigorating chat with my fellow writers Vanessa Hua, Jane Ciabattari, Yalitza Ferreras, and Laurie Ann Doyle, and one which connected us with a large and wonderful audience. I didn’t realize how much I miss these opportunities to be in community and conversation, sharing whatever informative tips, tricks, experiences, and inspiration we can. Here’s a link to the recording of the free event. Use passcode: Z0a+Gj++
Keeping with short stories, 10 advance reader copies (ARCs) of In the Event of Contact are currently on Goodreads Giveaway until March 1st. I’m really touched and excited by the keen interest in my next book and I hope hard readers will find the story collection a worthy read. I turned in the final edits on the book to my publisher, Dzanc Books, this past Saturday. It’s strange to have the ARCs in the world, which pale now next to the finished stories, but such is the nature of the business and I have to believe that there’s enough in the ARCs to gather support and momentum for the final book when it publishes on May 18. I gave these stories everything I have.