And then this great thing happened … Clio Rising took home the gold medal for the Northeast Region in the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards!
A Nod for “The Ada Decades”
So my novel The Ada Decades and I got a great mention in this round-up of Charlotte-area writers by Charlotte Live. Check it out!
NC Arts Council Reading
On February 19, I was honored to read at Charlotte Center for the Literary Arts with three other 2019-2020 Literature Fellows of the North Carolina Arts Council. That’s me at the far left of the lineup with the inexplicably rosy cheeks. I read a piece from my historical novel Testimony, which will be out in fall 2020 from Bywater Books. Thanks to David Potorti of the NC Arts Council for curating and to Kathie Collins and Paul Reali of Charlotte Lit for hosting!
NC Arts Council
I’m thrilled to announce I’ve received a 2019-2020 Literature Fellowship in prose from the North Carolina Arts Council!
Charlotte Writers Round-Up
I’m thrilled and honored to be featured in this column about Charlotte, NC authors, along with writers I admire.
Excerpt from “Clio Rising”
This week, on the LGBTQ Reads blog, check out the cover of my new novel, Clio Rising, and read an excerpt! Available from Bywater Books on April 23, or you can preorder now.
Charlotte Readers Podcast
I’m featured today on this great podcast, reading from my work — including a snippet from my forthcoming novel, Clio Rising — and talking about my writing process. Check it out!
I have a short, new essay up at Hippocampus — a wonderful online publication devoted to creative nonfiction. The essay is called “Good to the Girls,” and I wrote it in response to the #MeToo movement and an early professional experience of mine.
At UNC Charlotte
Yesterday, I attended the UNC Charlotte College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ annual faculty recognition reception – honoring faculty members, full- and part-time, who published books, received awards, or garnered outside funding in 2017. My novel, The Ada Decades, boosted the numbers of books published by members of the English Department to seven – the most of any department! Here I am, posing proudly.