What I Learn from Reading
I’m reading stories this week for the American Library of Paris’s Young Author Fiction Festival. It’s the fourth time I’m a judge for this writing contest. From twenty-six short stories by authors aged eleven to twelve, I am to select…
Anthology: “Stella Is” Chosen for Best Microfiction 2021
On Saturday, July 10 the anthology Best Microfiction 2021 will be released. I am very grateful that the serie editors, Meg Pokrass and Gary Fincke, and guest editor, Amber Sparks, have chosen my story “Stella Is,” originally published by The…
Reading: Who is Jane Doe?
Last December, Sally Reno and Doug Mathewson published my very short story “Stella Is” and nominated it, to my great gratitude, for a Pushcart Prize, Best Microfictions, and Best Small Fictions. This Saturday, I will be reading that story in…
The Art of Revision
Inspired by multiple fundraising events in my neighborhood in Hoi An, I decided to donate my time and teach a writing class for the many authors that happen to live here.
School Visit: Siem Reap, Cambodia
What better way to celebrate World Book Day than at the International School in Siem Reap, where the teachers and students spent their afternoon playing literary quizzes and performed silent plays based on Grimm fairytales?
School Visit: Marrakesh, Morocco
We love writing. We love traveling. And we love discussing our love for books wherever we go. So you can imagine how excited we were when the American school in Marrakesh invited Daniel and me for an authors’ talk.