SHORT STORY IN POTOMAC REVIEW

Great collection of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in the Spring 2018 Issue #62 of the Potomac Review, including my story “A Packet of Arthritis Pills.”

SHORT STORY WITH POTOMAC REVIEW

Excited to learn that another of my short stories, A Packet of Arthritis Pills, part of a collection called On Traigh Lar Beach, will be published by the Potomac Review in their next issue, slated to come out in March!

FLASH FICTION FROM WRITER DEBBI VOISEY

Fellow writer and long-time friend, Debbi Voisey, is making a name for herself in the vibrant area of flash and short fiction. Her work is on-line with Litro Magazine, Ellipsis Zine, and Storgy, among others. She was included in the Bath Short Story Award Anthology for 2015, as well as the National Flash-Fiction Day Anthology 2016 … Continue reading

SHORT STORY IN RETREAT WEST ANTHOLOGY

Excited to say that my short-listed story Robin (The Handle of a  Child’s Bucket) will be published next month in RETREAT WEST’s autumn anthology What Was Left, with a launch party in Reading, UK, September 7.

WRITER’S QUOTE FOR JULY

July’s writer’s quote comes from the great Colombian novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and screen-writer Gabriel Jose de la Concordia Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century. “As a writer, I’m merely a journalist who has learned to write better than others.” “It is much more  important to write than to … Continue reading

WRITER’S QUOTE FOR JUNE

Michael Francis O’Donovan (Frank O’Connor) (1903-1966) is an Irish writer with more than one hundred fifty works to his name. He is most known for his short stories, though he was also a literary critic, novelist, and poet. Much of his writing is autobiographical, most notably The Man of the House based on his childhood in County Cork.   “As … Continue reading

JOHN UPDIKE’S THE BROWN CHEST

Just finished a short story collection that contained John Updike’s The Brown Chest. Some of the best writing anywhere in a moving slice of life story. Here’s a couple of excerpts. “In the first house he lived in, it sat up on the second floor, a big wooden chest, out of the way and yet not. … Continue reading

SHORT STORY FINALIST

Excited to learn that another of my short stories has been chosen as a Finalist with The Pinch Journal!

RETREAT WEST SHORT STORY PRIZE

Unfortunately, my story, Robin (The Handle of a Child’s Bucket), one of seven on Retreat West’s short list, did not take a prize. Pleased to say, however, that it will be published in their upcoming anthology!

RETREAT WEST SHORT STORY

Just received notice that another of my short stories has been short-listed at Retreat West! The final decision comes in March but this has just made my day!

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