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!