Spider Webs and Cover Art: Written for the Take a Pause call for submissions from MLR Press, this short is near and deep to my heart. The semi-colon tattoo described in the book is one that I eventually had tattooed on my own wrist, a memorial for a friend who took his own life at 18. Jace's struggle to understand what happened to his brother was difficult to write, but I hope it's one readers will take a chance on.
Vance has always loved cooking. His dream is to return to the coast of Maine where he grew up to open his own restaurant. The closer he gets to that goal, the angrier he feels when Nero doesn't seem to have any goals or plans for the future. He wants better for Nero, even while harboring a secret dream that somewhere in Nero's future there might be a place for him.
Season of New Beginnings: Coming this holiday season from Nine Star Press.
And now, as part of the newly released Fractured Fairytale Anthology here is an except from Grotesque Danseur, a play on the Ugly Duckling.
Sebastian slammed his locker door hard enough that he knew he’d have trouble opening it later, glaring at their retreating backs as they’d pressed their heads together, snickering as they scurried down the hall.