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2023: Can you believe the Spring we are having? Well 2023, is set to turning out to be pretty fabulous. In case you missed it, I review Lungfish by Meghan Gilliss for Kelp Journal Issue #8

I gave a workshop on Point of View for the lovely Mount Diablo Branch of the California Writer's Club on March 11 and will be speaking about publishing at the Tri-Valley Branch on May 20th.

I will be at the Northern Arizona Book Festival, so come and say hello, if you are in the area. 

I will be attending a number of other literary events, so make sure to check out the Events&Press page to stay up to date. 

So, Fall has got me off and running, I read and reviewed a fabulous graphic retelling of The Secret Garden, entitled "The Secret Garden on 81st Street" by Ivy Noelle Weir Illustrated by Amber Padilla for The Wave

I was also invited to participate in the first ever Nifty Lit reading, where I read my piece "Sick Day".  

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July has been a busy month for me! My short story Sick Day was published by NiftyLit, Issue #7 of Kelp Journal was published which includes a review by yours truly, and Kelp Books' craft book Published: A Craft Guide also came out. Click on the images above or check out my new Purchase page for details.  

MORE NEWS!! As of July 2022, I am the new assistant managing editor at Kelp Journal. Also, as of July 2022, Kelp Journal no longer has a photography section. Issue #7 is the last time you will see that section. It was so much fun to head that section for the last three years.    


NEWS ALERT! Starting at the beginning of 2022, I have become the editor of "The Wave" the weekly blog for Kelp Journal. Check it out here to see all that I have been up to.  

Review of both the book and exhibit The Curious World of Seaweed by Josie Iselin for Kelp Journal

Interview with Roger Camp in Issue #6 for Kelp Journal

Review of A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World by Robert Zhao Renhui for Issue #5 for Kelp Journal

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