Events and Updates
I wrote for Salon about how Michaela Coel's stunning "I May Destroy You" on HBO has been a revelation to me as a survivor of sexual assault.
I wrote for Salon about working with Alex Trebek in my twenties, and in particular one night in Budapest when he was my own personal Google.
I've been awarded a 2020 Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist grant! This will support a book-length nonfiction project about how my budding fascination with a family of red wolves that live near my house coincided with a political awakening and led to my joining in their fight for survival (North Carolina is the only place in the world where these critically endangered animals still live wild). I'm psyched.
Thrilled to report that my essay about Sicilian marionettes is forthcoming in VQR in 2020! More details soon.
I wrote about the long journey I've been on with my novel, which has included learning a new language, moving to Sicily to spend a year hanging out with traditional puppeteers, and, more recently, overcoming deep-seated fears (among assorted other challenges); you can read a bit here, where I blog occasionally about writing and parenthood for American Short Fiction.