The Cincinnati Review nominated my short story “Snapper” for inclusion in the anthology, Best Microfiction 2023, which will be published by Pelekinesis Press in July. Deb Olin Unferth served as final judge for series editors Meg Pokrass and Gary Fincke, and I’m thrilled to share that Unferth selected “Snapper” to be included. You can see the full list of stories to be included at this link; it’s a wonderful group to be a part of. I’m glad “Snapper” found a home with The Cincinnati Review. This story has had a long pre-publication life. Years ago, it was a finalist in contests at both American Short Fiction and The Sycamore Review, and it had garnered many close calls and rejections since. I’ve always thought it had some truth to it though and readers would like it should they read it…and so I’m very grateful to see it finding some readers now through the good work of the people at The Cincinnati Review and Best Microfiction.
For all of you in the Toronto-Buffalo-Niagara area! I’ve been invited to the Author’s Series 2017, hosted by the Hotel Dallavalle and Bella Vita Ristorante in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. It’s coming up soon – January 21st!
It is being held in conjunction with the region’s world-famous Niagara Icewine Festival. The Author’s Series includes cocktails, a multi-course dinner, and wine pairings. And I understand that Niagara-on-the-Lake is a beautiful arts community, nestled against the Lake Ontario shoreline. I’m really looking forward to visiting.
It’s going to be a fun one. Click on the poster below for more information, and please contact the hotel for tickets.
The Infinite received a solid review in The New York Times on Sunday, Nov. 20. Many thanks to Lili Wright for her thoughtful look at my novel.
I’ve always seen friends’ first reviews come from Publishers Weekly, always thought it was so cool.
Now Publishers Weekly has reviewed THE INFINITE. So thrilled.
The review is concise and clear and kind and good. Check it out here.
This week I received a box full of galleys from Harper. My goodness, they are beautiful.
I’ve also updated The Infinite’s page, here on the site, with the cover description and three early blurbs. And, I must say, it’s an incredibly humbling, surreal thing to receive a blurb from a writer you really admire.
The Infinite has three so far, from writers I love.
Philipp Meyer is one of the most exciting writers working today. The Son and American Rust are both modern classics. Incredible.
Joseph Boyden is not only one of my favorite writers—he’s a hero of mine, too. Please read his work. It’s been life changing for me, beginning with Three Day Road.
Andrew Malan Milward…he is the author of I Was a Revolutionary, which is one of the best books I’ve read in the last couple years. A true master of his craft.
And there’s still more to come.