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Painting by William Hogarth – click to enlarge

AWARDS

 

Pushcart Prize Nomination, 2011

Black River Chapbook Competition, semi-finalist, 2011

Raymond Carver Short Story Award, semi-finalist, 2011

New Millennium Writings Fiction Prize, 2012

Meringoff Fiction Award, 2012

 

ABOUT I'M DYING HERE AND OTHER STORIES

Although my characters come from varied backgrounds and range in age from four to eighty, they all wrestle with painful, if funny, misalignments of love and devotion. All are treated with respect and affection although most of their stories expose the warped, emotionally benighted underside of the privileged—professors, Brahmins, an artsy SoHo socialite, a Yuppie at the top of her game—usually through a vexing relationship with a character from a different world. The collection begins with stories about such unlikely encounters, and proceeds to more wrenching familial misfirings, to stories that question such stereotypes as tender children, heartless hunters, beautiful girls, and sweet grandmothers.

LINKS TO STORIES

New Millennium Writings
Buds, and Bells, and Stars without a Name (Fiction Prize)

The Fourth River  (Interview about “Buds and Bells”; nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

The Painted Bride Quarterly
Tanner’s First Deer