Yearly Archives: 2013

They asked me what I would want an Amazon Drone to bring me…

…and I said…

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Two-sentence holiday stories from Salon.com

Two-sentence holiday stories from a smattering of writers, including yours truly…

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Christmas card to the brokenhearted

This is a Christmas card to the brokenhearted.  To the people who are desperately missing someone, who are sick or taking care of someone who is sick, who have been laid off or treated badly or who are suffering in … Continue reading

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Perfectly Lined Teeth, Choir Boys of the Mouth

Perfectly Lined Teeth, Choir Boys of the Mouth I would call this a “review” but it’s more of a poetic response to Safe as Houses that equal parts worried and inspired me, drew me in, scared the bejesus out of … Continue reading

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2am at The Cat’s Pajamas

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Good morning! I’ve been so excited to share this news! My first novel, 2 A.M. AT THE CAT’S PAJAMAS, will be published by Crown (Random House), August 2014! I am over the moon, the stars, the solar system, back to the … Continue reading

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Dear Brooklyn

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Dear Brooklyn, please get ahold of yourself.

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short story month

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Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin May is National Short Story month and like a daffy short story writer, I’ve gone and waited until the last day to remember.  I’ve been in novel land and regarding that, I have news I … Continue reading

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Interview with The Common Magazine

Interview with The Common Magazine Growing up in Philly equips you with a mixed bag of traits. For example, the ability to Roger Rabbit, a predilection for shocking pants, and, like Hemingway said, a “built-in, shock-proof shit detector.” I waxed … Continue reading

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Philadelphia

Yes, [Philadelphia is] horrible, but in a very interesting way. There were places there that had been allowed to decay, where there was so much fear and crime that just for a moment there was an opening to another world. … Continue reading

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FRANK O’CONNOR award long lists Safe as Houses

FRANK O’CONNOR award long lists Safe as Houses Holy gravy, SAFE AS HOUSES made it onto the long list for The Frank O’Connor short story prize with fellow Iowa winner Chad Simpson and my hero, George Saunders!!! This means I get to go … Continue reading

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