I have a new short story in the August 2015 publication Scheherezade’s Bequest: Something Rich and Strange. This is a beautiful collection of magical realism and fairy tales – both new and retold – inspired by the ever-beguiling sea.
I’m also currently engaged in several new projects – not only my seemingly endless quest to write a novel, but also more short stories and a new feature-length script. Updates will trickle in as these projects find their creative homes.
Having enjoyed its festival run, “He Took His Skin Off For Me” premieres online today at Short of the Week.
“If Hollywood and the talent scouts of the feature film industry really do have an eye on the short film world, then someone needs to get Aston and Hummer on the phone ASAP – as this is storytelling of the highest degree.” -Rob Munday, editor at Short of the Week
If you still have a hankering to see “Skin” on the big screen, though, it’s playing this Saturday at the London Short Film Festival as part of the intriguingly-titled program F*cked up Love: Gentle Disasters. Ben and I will both be in attendance.
This autumn I was chosen as a winner of the 2014 IdeasTap Inspires Writers’ Centre Norwich Creative Writing Competition, a 6-month mentoring scheme for budding fiction writers under 30. Part of the prize includes a 4-day writing retreat in Norwich so tomorrow I am off to the City of Literature to meet writers, agents, story lovers, and an improvised cast of East Anglian characters (I always have the greatest conversations with strangers in this city, my favorite of which was an un-solicited lesson in yogic breathing from an elderly Indian gentleman on the bus).
“He Took His Skin Off For Me” has now been accepted into roughly 14 film festivals, with more likely to come. The full list can be found on the website: http://hetookhisskinoffforme.com/.
This Friday our short film “He Took His Skin Off For Me”, based on my short story published in Devil’s Lake, will premiere at the 2014 Palm Springs Film Festival.
I am so thrilled this film is finally getting out there and I can’t wait to share it with you all. Follow the film’s page to keep up to date with screening locations and dates – this baby’s gonna travel the world.
Passages North has just released Issue 35, featuring my short story “Homegoing.” You can read this brand new story online.
“He even took the hand towels…”
If you have a Kindle, you can start reading this amazing anthology right now. My short story “Open House” and seventeen other stories were chosen from hundreds of submissions to represent the best fiction Ohio has to offer. Presented by the Columbus Creative Cooperation, this anthology is the first of its kind. Download on Amazon now, or get yourself a paperback copy.
Very proud to be a best of Ohio writer.