Golden Dreidels, Stolen Kisses, and Miriam

Great news! My romantic suspense short story, ”Stolen Kisses” has been published in the Holiday Spectacular. (Get a subscription to read all the holiday stories). The editor, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, liked the story so much that she’s made it the story of the week. What does that mean? It means, dear friend, that you can…

Heart-Thumping Good

I read an amazing short story last night. Halfway through, my heart started to beat faster. By the end of the story my heart thumped so hard I could barely hear other thoughts as they tried to slip edgewise into my mind. I read a lot of short stories. In fact I’m doing nothing but…

A Mother’s Curse – A Short Story Review

Writers are cancelling appearances at conventions. The world is choosing to stay home it seems. Hopefully that means people are reading more. The Short Story Intensive in-person portion was cancelled, though we are still going to continue on virtually. I am disappointed, of course. But in a way relieved that I won’t be exposed to…

A Matter of Taste

My first undergraduate program was English Literature because I wanted to write and thought that was my way in. We read all the greats and I tried desperately to like them, but most did nothing for me or I actively disliked them. Now for the short story intensive, I am reading them again: Hemingway, Welty,…