“The Thing Speaks For Itself” in Anomaly Lit.

The new issue of Anomaly Lit, featuring my story “The Thing Speaks For Itself,” just came out, and it looks fantastic. “Thing Speaks” is an older story that I reworked a bit before submitting to Anomaly, reworking some sections that had previously never quite felt right. It’s a bleak little piece, but from the tenor […]

Pulp Literature: Issue 9 Out Now.

Issue 9 of Pulp Literature, featuring a story by yours truly, is currently available for download and purchase. I’m elated to have the story see the light of day in such an excellent publication—and with such great illustrations, to boot! I’m also excited to read several of the other stories, as well. Here’s just  small bit […]

My review of “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Days.”

My review of Salman Rushdie’s latest novel is online at the Lincoln Journal-Star and in today’s (Sunday’s) paper. It starts: In all that has been written about him, no one has accused Salman Rushdie of lacking imagination. The author of the Booker Prize-winning “Midnight’s Children,” one of the past century’s great novels, as well as “The […]

My review of “Purity.”

My review of Jonathan Franzen’s latest novel, Purity, is now online at the Lincoln Journal-Star. An excerpt: There are many brilliant bits of this novel, and Franzen remains one of the country’s most gifted writers. His psychological acuity may be unmatched, at least among living American writers, and he deserves credit for squarely taking on […]

Current Favorites.

As I’m always looking for recommendations myself, I thought I would post up a few things art-wise that I’ve been enjoying lately. I’ll probably make this a series. Reading Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates. Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell The stories “Opa-Locka,” “The Isle of Youth,” and “Antarctica,” from Laura van den Berg’s […]

Interview with Midwestern Gothic.

Midwestern Gothic, who first published my short story “Stare Decisis,” has just published an email interview with me. Read it here, if you’re interested.

“Stare Decisis” at the Lawyerist.

My short story “Stare Decisis” was the runner-up for the law blog Lawyerist’s 2015 short fiction contest. You can now read it online, for free, here. Previously, this story appeared in print in the great lit mag Midwestern Gothic. Thanks to the Lawyerist editors for selecting it—this marks the first time I’ve earned any money from […]

Review of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.”

My review of Richard Flanagan’s Man Book Prize-Winning novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, is in today’s paper and is also online here. A bit: Dorrigo Evans is considered by everyone— except himself — to be a war hero. A physician, he becomes the de facto leader of his fellow Australian POWs who […]