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I’M TEACHING A WRITING CLASS! YOU SHOULD ENROLL!

Really excited to announce that I'll be teaching a class on crafting magical realism/fabulist fiction through Litreactor in a few months! Here's the class description, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Looking forward to working with a great group of writers, so I'd love to have you enroll, which you can do here.  Class Description Humanize the fantastic... ...and in the process learn more about yourself and your characters. That's part of the sly wonder of magical realism. When creating a magical realism story, writers don’t invent new worlds, but instead...

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REVIEW: RED CLOCKS by Leni Zumas

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Brilliant, lyrical, with a story and characters that are ridiculously well-plotted and interwoven. With its nuanced exploration of family, motherhood, marriage, education and politics, it's one of those books that make me excited about what we're capable in novels. Easily one of the best, most compelling books I've read in the past few years. Absolutely recommended. View all my reviews

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I WROTE A BOOK AND THEN THREW IT AWAY

A year ago I was in a tough spot as far as my writing "career" went. Granted, I had a solid, awesome literary agent that I was stoked on. I’d written two strange novels and he was excited about both of them and shopped them around to publishers, convinced that they were solid books. He did a great job of propping me up when the inevitable answers came down the pipeline from editors: Great writing, but this character’s viewpoint lost us. Solid writing, we’re just not quite sure how we’d market it. I loved it, just couldn’t get the rest of the team behind it. Admittedly, they...

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COVER REVEAL & RELEASE DATE FOR MERCY!

Hey everyone- Here's a link to the cover reveal for my upcoming novel, The Mercy of the Tide: http://meerkatpress.com/the-mercy-of-the-tide-cover-reveal/ (Though if you lurk around here, I bet you can find it too!) The novel is due out via Meerkat Press in Feb. 2017, and in the interim, we've got a ton of fun stuff planned. Readings, promo stuff, giveaways, etc. It's gonna be great. In the meantime, be sure and drop by Meerkat Press to keep up-to-date on the book. Sign up for their newsletter! Rejoice! And if you can review the book, please get in touch with the great folks at Meerkat to get ahold...

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