Publishing News!

In bookstores today! Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers:a book by writers for writers, including my story “A Time (not) to Write” about my year of writer’s burnout. If you’re needing a bit of inspiration, here are101 stories to get you going again. Creative non-fiction writers out there: Chicken Soup for the Soul […]

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Expat Author Interview with Marcus Speh

Marcus Speh Birkenkrahe’s debut short fiction collection Thank you for Your Sperm is out now from MadHat Press! His short fiction, published widely both in print and online magazines, has been nominated and shortlisted for various awards and prizes. In 2013 his debut novel will be published by Folded Word Press. Marcus–who describes himself as […]

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Five Days in Beantown — Day 4

The blue sky of Saturday morning is almost blinding, and it’s such a relief from the constant snow of the days before. I’m trying very hard not to upload a video of “Here Comes the Sun”. This would be so cliché, so predictable, so . . . Damn, I did it anyway. But I’ve found […]

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Five Days in Beantown — Day 3

Second morning, Beantown Blizzard, from hotel windowThe snow is not going anywhere but in our faces. The area around Hynes Convention Center has become so dangerous due to the snow that people all around us are falling on their, um, keisters (I think that’s the word up here in the Northeast, right?). I have not […]

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Expat Author Interview with James Claffey

James ClaffeyJames Claffey, originally from County Westmeath in the Irish midlands, has lived in the US for almost 20 years. At present he lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria California, a coastal town south of Santa Barbara. In the Olde World he was a professional racket stringer and worked at Wimbledon for a number […]

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STRIPPED

Late in 2011 I was stoked to have a story included in STRIPPED, a collection of anonymous flash. The concept underpinning the collection was that the stories–which all deal in some way with gender or how the roles we play as men and women affect our writing or our writing style–would be genderless. The reader, […]

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Fond Memories of the KGB

I’ve been silent for the last couple weeks because I’ve been on the road (and then in bed with a cold). Or I think I might just be allergic to the US. The condition which I have chosen to call “The Amazing and Prolific Sinus Production of 2012” (or ASPSP12) began in NYC the day […]

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