“Recovery Mission”: A Story About Grief, Time, Mountains, and the Michael Stanley Band

Happy to have a new short story up at Middle House Review. Set on Pikes Peak, it’s a darkly comic piece about grief and the irretrievability of past. At some point early in the writing process, I became determined to use The Michael Stanley Band (Who? Clevelanders know) as an extended metaphor. It took some time for this admittedly oddball piece to find a home. I’m quite thankful to Michael Hammerle for the acceptance. If you’re interested, here’s the link (scroll down and look on the left side of the page): https://www.middlehousereview.com/issue-two

Where Does the Time Go?

Can’t believe it’s already the new year. Seems like just last week I was back in Cleveland reading to an awesome crowd of family and friends at Visible Voice Books in Tremont. Many, many thanks to Aaron Terkel and Dave Ferrante for organizing the late-October event. Here are some pictures:

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If you are in the Cleveland area, check out Visible Voice. It’s a terrific bookstore! https://www.visiblevoicebooks.com/

Reading with T Nicole Cirone

Had a terrific time reading at a Novel idea on Passyunk last night. Great crowd! Thanks so much to Christina Rosso-Schneider and Alex, the wonderful owners of the bookstore and two of the nicest people you’ll meet. If you haven’t done so already, please check out their store. It’s a beautiful space with a great selection of books. They do an especially amazing job of supporting local writers. Thanks as well to T Nicole Cirone, who read with me last night. Nine Nails, her novel in essays, is a must read. Her work is unflinchingly honest . . . and  funny!

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