baking for writers
Pushcart-Nominated for 2014, in The Gettysburg Review, Summer 2012: "You May See a Stranger"
New fiction in Gargoyle #57: "Another Story"
Read award-winning story "Driver's Education" in The Hudson Review anthology, WRITES OF PASSAGE
edited by Richard Peabody, founder & editor of
, Paycock Press.
YOU MAY SEE A STRANGER
A young woman struggles with an unplanned pregnancy.
Sexual and racial tensions in a classroom threaten to explode as a young teen faces choices that will haunt her in adulthood.
TRUE CONFESSIONS OF AN AMERICAN WAIF:
Amber's Awesome Journal of Unique Observations on the Occasion of Her European Travels"
Two American teens go on their first European trip and get into trouble.
THE MIDDLE WAY
A young girl in Thailand is sold into prostitution by her mother.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
A woman is haunted by events from the past that threaten to disturb her domestic life.
A man battles neighbors to build his dream house, while his son resists the pull of the family heritage.
THE ROSE GARDEN
A psychologist confuses fantasy and reality as she travels alone for the first time after her divorce.
"CHECK, PLEASE: WHEN THE MENU IS A MINEFIELD"
Dining out with dietary issues, and Twizzlers. From the Washington Post.
“Contributor Notes” (parody)
“Reality Shows Currently in Production”
KITCHEN SINK LINKS
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER
Washington Independent Review of Books
Washington's nonprofit online book review
My bio page, Washington Independent Review of Books
Semi-Charmed Life: Surviving at the Center of the Universe
first-person column on absurdities of suburban life
Bethesda World News
Bethesda's own parody newspaper
NPR's All Things Considered: Angst Lurks Behind the Lawn Mower (my essay)
When the Menu Is a Minefield
Washington Post Food section, on dining out with dietary issues
Ode to the Hand Dryers of La Guardia
guest post for Susan Coll's blog
Rumpus Mini-Interview #19
I interview visual artist Tim Guthrie about his unusual anti-war project.
Work-in-Progress: A blog by Leslie Pietrzyk
Explores the Creative Process
Madam Mayo's blog
Alternate Sides: A blog by Susan Coll
Adventures Along the Northeast Corridor
Writer Dionne Ford's blog
Me, Guest-Blogging About Novel-Writing
Me, Guest-Blogging About Baking for Writers
Me Again, Guest-Blogging About Tin House Summer Workshop
The Hudson Review
Poetry in the Arts
Publisher of the poetry journal, Ardent! - and fine books of poetry by invitation.
Tin House Summer Writers Workshop
Richard Peabody/Paycock Press
Women's National Book Association/DC Chapter
Hot Chicks With Douchebags
The Oracle of Bacon (Kevin, that is)
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (and great T-shirts, too)
Men Who Look Like Kenny Rogers
Yankee Pot Roast
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Photo by Bill Whyman
NewPages Reviews "You May See a Stranger,"
The Gettysburg Review, Summer 2012 issue
July 4th Then and Now: The Macaroni Salad Days
The Rose Garden: Short Story Online at REDUX
Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules for Writers
My short short,
is now out in
. Check it out.
Check out my
Rumpus Interview with Dave Engelhardt, past pro-bono lawyer for Gitmo detainees
How do you know he's a witch?
Rumpus Mini-Interview #31
in which I talk with SM Shrake about his interesting obsession.
Rumpus Mini-Interview #19
In which I chat with artist Tim Guthrie, and he comes clean about an unusual anti-war project.
Read my take on
"The REAL Writing Life"
TWO SITES THAT ROCK THE SUBURBS
, is still available and archived at Bethesda Magazine's website. The blog focuses on the absurdities of suburban life.
And, in case you can't get enough of suburban absurdity, please visit
BETHESDA WORLD NEWS
, our own local online parody newspaper. Stories include:
Snowflake Paralyzes Metro Area
Bethesda Elementary Discovers First Ungifted Child
Sketch by Reinhard Michl, VCCA, 2009
Check Please: When the Menu is a Minefield
is online now in the
and in the
March 31, 2010 print edition
Thanks to all who stopped in for
Free Range, the food section's online chat.
In case you missed it, the
transcript is now available.
Paula Whyman, Richard Peabody, Maud Casey at Politics & Prose, Washington, DC
"Baking for Writers"
page: I'm baking bread with master chef Mark Furstenberg in the
Mark Your Calendar…
JUST ONE NIGHT
MEET THE AUTHOR
in his ONLY Washington, DC, reading
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
“Elliott may be writing under the influence, but it’s the influence of genius.”
Acclaimed author of novel,
, will talk and read from his highly praised memoir,
THE ADDERALL DIARIES: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, & Murder
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