WRITING

An autistic savant who speaks like a human radio becomes stagehand for a band of burlesque dancers traveling through the Dust Bowl.

A young woman grows up in an asylum of artists.

In a Section 8 apartment full of chihuahua hair and chicken shit, a traveling therapist falls in love with a mute child whose family calls him The Mystery Baby.

 A life is shaped by journeys through farms, factories, war ruins, and misty mountains of the former Yugoslavia.

 A woman heads off a battle by multiplying herself and seducing an entire army.

 The history of the universe is illuminated by two flies humping on a frosted long john.

 

I’ll write anything that demands to be written.  Fiction, memoir, lies, confessions, essays, reportage, erotica, fantasy, sci-fi prayer poetry, whatever you want to call it, I like to let genres swap seeds and mutate. 

 

LINKS TO PUBLISHED WORKS:

Demeter in Kansas (from the novel Inside the Wow), Literal Latte

How We Gentrified Lincoln Park, Chicago Center for Literature & Photography

Cheap Meat: A Bachelorette Expose, Bird's Thumb

The Peculiar Fruit of the Savage Chinchilla, Niteblade

Wings of a Boy, Winning Writers (finalist in the 2007 War Poetry Contest)

Cowboy and Bobo, the2ndhand

Good White People and Mongol (book reviews), Bookslut

 

IN PRINT ONLY:

These Sounds Fall Into My Head, Storyweek Reader, 2014

The Whole Song, Hair Trigger, 2014

Lamb Brain, Opium, 2009 (finalist in the 500-word Memoir Contest)

Heat, Fugue, 2007