LGBT Raleigh Event

I had the chance to visit the LGBT Center of Raleigh yesterday and chat with women in the Queer Women’s Book Club about my novel, The Ada Decades. The Center’s library hosts events in this lovely room (the building was a 19th-century textile mill), where I posed with a few of my books, past and present. The library is the biggest LGBT collection in North Carolina, with about 5,000 volumes; they have a terrific technology center, too. I’ve been a fan of LGBT community centers since I served as volunteer and board member to NYC’s Center many years ago – Center folks do such important work!

Bywater Author Dinner

At the recent Golden Crown Literary Society convention in Alexandria, Va., I had the pleasure of having dinner with Bywater staff and many fellow authors – some I’d never met before but hope to meet again. What a treat! Here I am with Bonnie Morris and Lee Lynch (standing).

Bywater dinner

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

I was just notified that my short story, “Private Things” – which is part of my book The Ada Decades – was a finalist for the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. I didn’t win, but at least I was within spitting distance – and they had a record 200+ entries. Ron Rash was the final judge. Feeling honored!