Category Awards

Los Angeles Press Club award

Flight of the Condors Is A Finalist

My article Flight of the Condors, originally published in Alta Magazine, was a finalist in the 64th Southern California Journalism Awards. Read the full list of winners here.

I Was Illustrated

Check out this illustration of me in the Spring 2021 issue of Alta!

2019 Discovered Awards for Emerging Literary and Visual Artists

I’m beyond honored to announce that I’m a recipient of the 2019 Discovered Awards for Emerging Literary and Visual Artists, produced by Creative Sonoma and funded by grants from Community Foundation Sonoma County and the National Endowment for the Arts.…

Notable Essay In The Best American Essays 2019

I was delighted to discover that my essay, Bohemian Tragedy: The rise, fall, and afterlife of George Sterling’s California arts colony was a Notable in The Best American Essays 2019. The essay originally appeared in the Poetry Foundation. You can…

Hypatia-in-the-Woods Residency

In September, I had the honor of spending two weeks at a writing residency hosted by Hypatia-in-the-Woods in Washington. During that time, I stayed in a cabin called Holly House and worked on my current novel. Here’s the living room:…

Short Story In 2019 Best Small Fictions

I’m excited that my short story “Sleep Disturbance” will be included in the 2019 Best Small Fictions Anthology. “Sleep Disturbance” was published last year in The Forge Literary Magazine. You can read it here.

Wildacres Writing Residency

In September, I attended a writing residency at Wildacres Retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a terrific experience. I can’t say enough about Wildacres and the people who run it. They help all kinds of artists by giving…

Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency

In June I went to the Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency. It was the first year they had the residency, which was located on Cuttyhunk Island, near Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. I’d never heard of it before. Along with 14 other…

My Article Among Biggest Literary Stories Of 2015

Literary Hub mentioned my article in The Atlantic about literary journals charging reading fees to submitting writers among The 50 Biggest Literary Stories of the Year. It’s under number 31: Literary Journals Making Money Off Slush Piles. Check it out!

First Post

For a long time now, I’ve wanted a place where I could write about what’s going on with my work and my thoughts on life in general. Although I’ve had several websites in the past, I haven’t gotten around to…