To whom it may concern: I am writing to express my heartfelt recommendation for Ms. Felix Morgan for the writing position you have advertised. Ms. Morgan is a friend of mine, which is to say she doesn't mind that I’m dead, and I don’t mind that she’s stubborn. Felix has many peculiar qualities that make … Continue reading A Recommendation Letter.
Those who live by the sword die by the sword. I guess. But what about the ones trying to live with their pens and typewriters? Those inky fingers and mad hearts? My aunt loves to say that sunsets are for the lazy. Because they billow out for hours. Unfurl like a sipping whiskey. Sunrises are … Continue reading Is any written word worth a sunrise?
Every time I finish a fiction project I am cleaned out and happy and exhausted. I go to bed early for a while. I watch a lot of movies. I draw with my kids. I sit with a fear that that was it. That I've peaked. That I will have no more interesting ideas. That … Continue reading Creative hangovers and how to hatch an idea.
This morning I woke up and told my daughters that instead of electing the first woman president, half of the country, enough to matter, voted for hate, incompetence, and intolerance. This afternoon I take my older daughter to a specialist because she's recently been diagnosed with scoliosis and I wait to hear from my younger … Continue reading Greif, fear, and rain. Post election thoughts.
Warner Herzog’s Bridget Jones’s Diary Steven Spielberg’s The Communist Manifesto Ron Howard’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin Richard Linklater’s Ulysses Wes Anderson’s Les Misérables Tim Burton’s The Brothers Karamazov Martin Scorsese’s Infinite Jest (Director’s Cut) Oliver Stone’s Gone Girl The Wazowski Sisters’ Farewell to Arms David Lynch’s Gone With The Wind Chris Nolan’s Finnegan’s Wake Nora Ephron’s … Continue reading Literary adaptations by iconic directors currently being overshadowed by Park Chan-Wook’s Handmaiden.
I hate all the characters and also the story and also words in general and who even reads anymore anyway and what ever happened to wanting to be an astronaut, Felix Not enough coffee. Too much coffee. My laptop battery was only at 56% and I left my charger at home. Something shiny. I got … Continue reading Reasons I didn’t meet my daily word count
The day has come! So thrilled to announce that AWST Press is publishing a hand sewn book of my short stories as part of a collection curated by Owen Egerton. The collection will include three original works: "Hawt Topic", "Abusive Muse", and "Necromancers Don't Say 'I love you'" Owen chose me along with Lindsey Verrill , Erin … Continue reading AWST Press Announcement
I still haven't told you, dear internets, about the beautiful little book of short stories of mine that is coming out soon. But there, I just did. Now. On to other things. I'm in love with things made of paper. My daily lists are little bits of simple art. I have had to implement an … Continue reading Inspiration, Existential Detectives, and Other Mysteries of the Heart and Mind.
I'll be back to blood and guts and monster stories soon, but I remembered this definition of love by Jeanette Winterson from the book Big Questions from Little People & Simple Answers from Great Minds. I guess my top five list is up to seven now. But you know. "You don’t fall in love like you fall … Continue reading One more thing about love, though
I have some really exciting news about stories and me and books and publishing things to share and I will, I promise, soon. But meanwhile, I was having a conversation with a friend today about words and love and meanings and so I asked them if they had a current good working definition of love. Which … Continue reading One graph, three quotes, and a poem about love.