“From Candy to Courage” Accepted by Scarlet Leaf Review

IMG_0672.jpgThe house I grew up in. It was all white then, and instead of a picket fence there was a tumble-down, detached garage. The maple tree in front was spindly but climbable.

If you want to know more about my unusually intellectual childhood, you will soon have the opportunity. My essay, “From Candy to Courage,”  has been accepted by the Scarlet Leaf Review.  According to their About page, the review has an interest in global identities and cultures. My essay fits with this because it is about the formation of my political consciousness through education about and contact with different cultures and both national and international issues. I look forward to becoming part of this publication’s contribution to the conversation around global issues today. 

Photo credit: My former house, taken by me. 23 March, 2015.

“Birds of a Feather” Out in Tales from the Canyons of the Damned


I am thrilled to have my flash horror story, “Birds of a Feather,” out in Tales from the Canyons of the Damned 27. It is flattering to be referred to as a “master of speculative fiction” by best-selling author Daniel Arthur Smith. He and Editor Jessica West were great to work with, and I love the consistent pulp fun underlying the chills and thrills of the stories in Canyons. It’s also exciting that issue 27 was a Top 20 Hot New Release on Amazon.  I can’t wait to read the whole issue!

Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Coriolan, Harpie. Monstrorum historia d’Ulisse Androvandi, p. 337, 1642. Wikimedia Commonsimage.png PD.