University hosting reading groups for A Greater Monster

By on January 16th, 2018
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I was excited to discover that the University of Southern Indiana’s official library reading group is hosting two reading groups for A Greater Monster on February 14 and February 15. Event is listed on Facebook here.


My work in a gallery show: Surreal Salon 10

By on January 10th, 2018
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I’m beyond thrilled to announce that one of my drawings was accepted into a prestigious art show. The gallery show is called Surreal Salon 10 hosted by the Baton Rouge Gallery – Center for Contemporary Art. I’m honored that Ron English, the amazing pop surrealist and billboard liberationist, was the judge who made the selection. Out of 600 submissions only 60 made it into the exhibit.

Check out the gallery show here. Opening night is a wild costume ball featuring awesome musical acts, tickets are still available.

The gallery has set up a store for all the art in the exhibit, and mine is here.

I’m honored to be shown with so many other great works.

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Best-selling author Jeff VanderMeer gives A Greater Monster 4 stars out of 5

By on June 25th, 2014
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Best-selling fantasy author Jeff VanderMeer, the author of Annihilation and Authority, rated my novel A Greater Monster 4 stars out of 5 on Goodreads. I thanked him on Twitter, and he said it was “…a really cool and unique read! Beautiful book, too, in the design.”

Jeff VanderMeer liked A Greater Monster

It was really quite a thrill for me to get this response because VanderMeer is one of my favorite authors. Here’s my review of Authority, book two in his Southern Reach trilogy.


Ebook versions of A Greater Monster now available

By on February 15th, 2014
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A Greater Monster is now available in ebook format. PDF, EPUB, or MOBI (for Kindle and Nook) versions can be purchased directly from me here and the Kindle version is also available direct from Amazon here The EPUB is in the iBookstore here.


Two podcasts and an invitation to judge

By on June 29th, 2013
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I was interviewed about The Kickstarter Letters as part of the summer podcast at WordPlaySounds. I read the first letter from my collection. Play it here.

My publisher, Jason Pettus of CCLaP, interviewed me about many topics including Death by Zamboni, A Greater Monster, The Kickstarter Letters, the Chicago lit scene, self-publishing, and more. You can hear it here.

Also, I have been invited to be a finalist judge for the Chicago Writer’s Association Book of the Year writing contest.