The Letters Festival This Week!

This Thursday-Saturday, I will be participating in The Letters Festival in Atlanta.  I am excited to be part of this event!


On Thursday, I will read at the Kickoff Event with Jericho Brown, Matt DeBenedicitis, and Jacob Scheier, at Mother at 8 p.m.  There are readings Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. at The Goat Farm Arts Center, as well as lots of other literary events!

On Saturday, I will lead a fiction workshop at The Goat Farm Arts Center at 2 p.m.

New Mexico Tour

In addition to getting to see my adorable niece and nephew in their Halloween costumes and see family and friends, I will be visiting a class at UNM and giving a couple of readings in my home state, New Mexico, this week!


I will be in Taos Wednesday, October 30, in the Salon at SOMOS, reading at 7:30 pm (free and open to the public)

233 Paseo del Pueblo Sur
Taos, New Mexico

And I’ll be in Albuquerque Friday, November 1, reading with the amazing Ann Cummins, also a native New Mexican, at Bookworks at 7:00 pm (free and open to the public)

4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Copies of The Kind of Girl will be available at each site.  Hope to see you there!

Short-Short Friday

Friday October 18, at 7 p.m., it is time to bust out your short-shorts.

Stories, that is.  INK Book Gathering in Idyllwild, CA is hosting a short-short open mic.  All are welcome to read stories of 500 words or less!  I will be reading from The Kind of Girl, and some of my Idyllwild Arts Academy students will share their work, as well.  Come join us for a night of short-shorts!