Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The poem was a product of my efforts while taking Grant Clauser's poetry workshop at Philadelphia’s Musehouse. I am very grateful to him, my fellow classmates, and Director Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno, for their insight and support.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Quite a weekend for me...
On Saturday my story, Knock-Knock, was published at Every Day Fiction. So far it has garnered a solid four (out of five) stars, and has received mostly favorable comments. Always great to get feedback!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Submit a short story, about 250 words long. As much as you could more or less fit on a postcard say the directions on the Postcard Shorts website, and so I did...
My (very) short story, County Clare, 1983, is now among the collection. Stop by their site when you get a chance, and check out the other stories. This is such a cool, fun venue for flash fiction.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I hadn’t written anything, nor tried to get anything published, since completing my master degree in creative writing almost two decades earlier. Suddenly I was composing short stories (even the occasional poem)as if doing so were the most natural thing in the world. Here’s the big difference: I decided to forget everything I’d been taught in school and rely on my gut. That seems to have been the right way to go. I believe that some of the stuff I have been turning out this last year is pretty good. In fact, as good as or better than anything I’d attempted all those years ago.
Last Thursday, December 15, not quite a week after my 50th birthday, I received an email from the editors at Every Day Fiction saying that they were going to publish my story “Knock-Knock.” I’ve reread that email every day since then just to make sure there was no mistake.
I'll be keeping you apprised.