Semifinalist in ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

ScreenCraft just announced the 39 semifinalists in its 2022 Cinematic Short Story Competition, and both of my stories were among the semifinalists! As I mentioned before, this is a special kind of exciting for me. So many great films started out as short fiction. Stand by Me was adapted from […]

Quarterfinalist in ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition

I got some amazing news this morning: two short stories I entered in ScreenCraft’s Cinematic Short Story Competition advanced to the quarterfinalist round. Although I’m not a screenwriter or a filmmaker, I love film. I’m currently in the process of watching all of the Academy Award Best Picture winners in […]

Essay Listed in The Rumpus’s This Week in Essays

I was scrolling the internet today and came across The Rumpus‘s “This Week in Essays” column for December 22nd. I noticed an essay listed by one of the women I most admire, Gina Frangello, author of Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason. so I clicked […]

New Essay in The Rumpus: “Doors”

My essay on feminine rage, “Doors,” was published in The Rumpus‘s “Enough” column today. This essay was one I didn’t think I could write. It came about quite by accident, through the encouragement of friends. My friend Amy Reardon is a generous writer and friend who is always sending me little […]

My MFA Diploma Arrived

It’s official—I have a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California! My diploma just arrived in the mail. This is a journey I’d never dreamed for myself. I’d like to share my writing journey with you, in case it encourages you. I dropped out of UC Santa […]