News & Events

  • More Book Promotion and Life Updates

    Hello! Thanks for checking out my site and at least being interested in Sin Eaters and my other writings. The last eight months since my book’s publication have been an extreme whirlwind. I’ve taken my book to a number of festivals, participated in at least a dozen readings, and secured a new job in a new state! I’m currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Over the summer I took part in Short Story Fest and in the Orcas Island Lit Fest, both of which were incredibly rewarding. More recently, I’ve participated in a St. Thomas Faculty Colloquium, the SLP All Together Now Reading, and the forthcoming Season 3 of Short Stack Stories.

    On November 10 I’ll be reading with the author Allison Wyss at Subtext Books in St. Paul, MN. If you’re in the Twin Cities region, feel free to come see us!

    I’ve got more book promotional work in the coming months, especially surrounding AWP 2023 in Seattle! I’m really proud of Sin Eaters, and I’ve really come to enjoy interacting with readers. The fact that anyone is interested in my work still astounds me, and I don’t take it for granted.

    As to what’s next, I am of course continuing to write and am hard at work on a novel. I know I’ve done it backwards (publishing the story collection before the novel), but it’s what makes sense for me and my work. Hopefully I’ll have some news on that soon. In the meantime, thank you for your love and support!

  • Recent Promotions

    Here are a few more quick Sin Eaters promotional pieces I was super excited about:

    Debutiful featured an interview with me about crafting Sin Eaters. Debutiful is such a wonderful site for discovering new books. They do excellent interviews, reviews, and a very interesting podcast. Definitely check them out.

    I was crazy excited to do a Sin Eaters playlist for largehearted boy! This was one of the more fun promotional pieces to work on since music was such a huge part of my adolescence.

    There’ll be more on the horizon, including another podcast, a conference, reviews, and other shenanigans. Maybe even some in-person events.

  • AWP in Philadelphia


    Lots of great promotional bits have been happening with Sin Eaters. Here’s a quick rundown:

    The book launch at Elliott Bay was fantastic! If you missed it, here’s a recording of my reading and conversation with Sequoia Nagamatsu.

    My hometown paper covered the book in a really cool story. Thanks to the Southeast Missourian!

    I wrote a blog post for Christal Ann Rice Cooper’s Inside the Emotion of Fiction series.

    Sin Eaters appeared on Debutiful‘s list of Can’t Miss Debut March Books.

    I’ll also be making a few appearances at AWP in Philadelphia. You can find me throughout the day at the Split/Lip Press table (469). If you’d like to purchase the book, come find me there! I’ll also be taking part in a reading for Big Muddy and Laurel Review at Cartesian Brewing on March 25. The details (along with all the other great writers) are in the image. I’ll be popping around to other readings and events to support friends, including a Friday night reading for Split/Lip at the Vox Populi art gallery.

    I’m beyond excited to promote this book, and I’m so grateful to anyone and everyone who checks it out. (Feel free to leave an Amazon/Goodreads ranking and/or review when you’re done.) It’s strange to imagine my life this time last year, without Sin Eaters on the horizon. I am humbled by my fortunate, and I appreciate any and all readers of my work. Your belief in my writing strengthens my own belief, and I’ve never been more motivated to work hard on the next book(s). I can’t wait to share them with you.

    More to come!

  • Publication Day!

    Sin Eaters is officially out in the world!

    I’m so excited for people to read this book, and I still can’t believe it’s real. I’ve been working on some of these stories for years, and while I’m extremely nervous to see how people respond, I know I’m proud of it.

    Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my work by grabbing a copy!

    I’ll be part of an unofficial book launch/virtual reading on Friday, March 4 at 6:00 PM PST through Elliott Bay Books! I get to read and chat with Sequoia Nagamatsu, so you know it’s going to be fun. You can sign up for the event here.

    Also today, my “If My Book” entry from Monkeybicycle came out. I had so much fun writing this one! Check it out for a quirky idea as to what Sin Eaters is all about.

    More soon!

  • Promos, Virtual Reading, and Arriving Books!

    A few quick updates on writings and events:

    I wrote a Writer’s Recommend entry for The Next Best Book Blog on a writer I highly recommend. I, of course, chose my all-time favorite, Louise Erdrich.

    I also wrote an entry for Necessary Fiction’s Research Notes on how I initially developed the story “Swamp Creatures” from notes on my phone.

    I’ll be reading and talking about books and writing with the excellent writer Sequoia Nagamatsu on Friday, March 4 at 6:00 PST/8:00 CST. We’re lucky that the reading will be hosted by the coolest little bookstore in Seattle, Elliott Bay Book Company. You can sign up for the virtual reading here.

    My books arrived! It was such a lovely and surreal experience to hold them in my hands!

    More to come soon.

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