• National Tom Howard short story contest 2012, second place winner for “Neighborhood Pig.” Read it online free.
  • Publication of Best New Writing Anthology 2013, includes my finalist entry, short story, “Hot Tubbing.” An annual anthology of new fiction and creative nonfiction from writers around the world, including the winners of the Eric Hoffer Award for prose. Edited by best-selling and award-winning authors and editors.
  • Publication of short story “A Solo in Two-Part Harmony,” in Downstate Story. Free
    download of my story and others in this Peoria-based literary magazine.
  • Appearance on January 22 at the Feminist Lunch, discussing “Paths to Publication” with mystery writer Suzanne Young. For information, email me.
  • Prism Book Group has produced a video for A Saint Comes Stumbling In on
  • For the kick-off of National Novel Writing Month in November, a group gathered at the Denver Woman’s Press Club building. Here’s a photo of that evening with me welcoming all.
    NaNoWriMo Kick-Off - DWPC

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