I’ve been remiss about updating the site, so here goes: a list of publications from the last eight or nine months, and for good measure, a song.
I have a story, “Detour,” at Rusty Barnes’ excellent crime fiction blog, Tough.
I have a piece of flash fiction, “Taylor Swift Valentines Day Advice,” at the awesome Atticus Review.
I have a flash fiction, “Silver City,” which is probably the darkest thing I’ve written, in Near the Knuckle, a site that specializes in (you guessed it) underground pulp and noir.
I have a noir story, “After Midnight at the C’est La Vie Lounge,” in the underground noir magazine Pulp Modern.
I have a flash piece, “The First Blow,” in the Akashic Books Mondays Are Murder Flash Fiction Blog, a great site that has always been very supportive of my writing.
I have a flash piece, “Warning Shot,” in Shotgun Honey.
Also, here are some other odds and ends:
Poets & Writers asked me to write an entry for their blog about the Mississippi Noir Night I hosted with William Boyle and RaShell R. Smith-Spears near the end of the last season of the Blood Jet Poetry Series.
Last year, I interviewed my friend Kris Faatz, whose debut To Love a Stranger is terrific, and JMWW was kind enough to publish our conversation.
Kris — who is also a concert pianist — has a regular feature called Storytelling and Sound on her blog, and she read the first part of an older story of mine, “The Hit,” and paired it with two Shostakovich preludes. I find it really moving to see what someone does with something I’ve written, and though I’m not particularly knowledgeable about classical music, the Shostakovich could turn me into a fan of music that involves more than three chords.
And finally, speaking of three chords, I wrote a song about New Orleans, “When I First Came to New Orleans,” which you can listen to here.