A Story A Day: Month Twelve

For this month, I chose (kind of) at random stories from the Friday Flash Fiction series by Tin House, the “the singular lovechild of an eclectic literary journal and a beautiful glossy magazine” that got its start in 1999. I say ‘kind of’ because I scrolled through their list and chose any story that IContinue reading “A Story A Day: Month Twelve”

Good Storytelling

It’s the Thanksgiving holiday, which means that I get a nice long weekend to…well, catch up on work. But also! Binge-watch (for the fourth…or fifth time?) what quickly became one of my most favorite shows: Ted Lasso. I’m very much a character-driven storyteller and story consumer, so when everyone started talking about this show (aContinue reading “Good Storytelling”

Meet Lucy’s (Adopted) Family

When writing Wherever Would I Be, it was really important to me that Lucy’s adopted family be loving and as trauma-free as an adopted family could be. This family was to be a safe haven for these children. Lucy’s father, Luca, was a foster child himself, bounced around from home to terrible home before he wasContinue reading “Meet Lucy’s (Adopted) Family”

A Story a Day: Month Eleven

For this month, I chose (kind of) at random stories from Granta (I ended up needing to purchase a subscription to finish reading Month Three, so thought I’d use them again), the literary quarterly from Cambridge University. I say ‘kind of’ because I scrolled through their list and chose any story that I came acrossContinue reading “A Story a Day: Month Eleven”