My short story, "You May See a Stranger," is now available in the Summer 2012 issue of The Gettysburg Review. I'm especially pleased to have work in the same issue as so many talented writers, including Rebecca McClanahan, whose essays and poems I truly admire.
I also learned recently that I was selected as a finalist for AWP's 2012 WC&C Scholarship Competition. While I didn't win (Justin Quarry is the winner in fiction), the judge, William Haywood Henderson of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado, had this to say about my entry, which happened to be "You May See a Stranger":
This story is amazingly tense, and the tension never abates-it just keeps escalating as Deborah lets the depravity of her relationship unfold. The lobster dead on the plate, the sonogram, the various trysts and gropings-unforgettable, witty, and deeply melancholy.
Book jacket copy, anyone?