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October 2017- I’ll be a Hawthornden International Fellow in 2018. Along with five other writers, I get to spend a month in a castle near Edinburgh, Scotland. This program is funded by the generous Mrs. Drue Heinz, founder of The Paris Review.
October 2017- My second novel, in progress, working title: The Story of Dorrit Sykes, was a semi-finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition 2017 in the Novel-in-Progress category.
July 2017- My short story “Confab” appears in print in the 40th-anniversary issue of Gargoyle Magazine #66.
February 2017- an excerpt from my second novel (in progress) has won second place in the Seven Hills Literary Contest (Novel Excerpt Division) and has been published in the spring issue of the Seven Hills Review.
January 2017- My short story “Olympic Pancake” was shortlisted in the Strands International Short Story Competition and will be published in the upcoming Four Elements Anthology of Short Fiction.
August 2016- Chapter 8 of my novel manuscript, The Thin End of the Wedge, was featured as an excerpt online, in The Copperfield Review.
June 2016– My short story “Olympic Pancake” was named a finalist in the New Millennium Writings Fiction Contest.
January 2016– “Mrs. Walker,” a short story, won the fiction prize of The San Miguel De Allende Writer’s Conference. The story has been published, along with the winners of the poetry and nonfiction prizes, on the conference website. I was delighted to be a guest of the Conference from February 10-15, 2016.
December 2015- My as yet unpublished historical novel, The Thin End of the Wedge, was longlisted for the Mslexia Magazine Women’s Novel Competition in the UK and was also a finalist for the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, in January 2016.
November 2015- My short story, “Brainfreeze,” was published online at Rum Punch Press.
October 2015– My short story “Mrs. Walker” was named one of six finalists in the Southern Writer’s Symposium Emerging Writer’s Contest and was also a finalist for the Ruminate Magazine Van Dyke Prize.
April 2015- “Scrapbook,” a flash fiction piece, appeared in Microchondria II, the literary magazine of the Harvard Bookstore.
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