How do we behave in unfamiliar environments? When do we know how to trust someone? How do strangers become friends? What is the Hour of Water?
Egypt on Your Own
Can you visit Egypt on your own? Is it safe to travel down the Nile valley? Here’s what I learned from our month-long independent journey.
Sidle Creek is the debut story collection by Jolene McIlwain. Although I’m still working on a full-blown critique, I can already say that the book blew me away.
The Cincinnati Review
The Cincinnati Review published my story "Mirror" in their MiCRo series. I've been reading work from this series for years and was happy they selected this piece to include.
Malaysian Street Art, Street Food, and More
There are endless things to see in Malaysia—temples! rain forests! crumbling façades!—but it’s worth visiting this country for the food alone. The same is true for the kind people you meet, the humbling trees, the butterflies that land on your…
Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
I'm proud that Randall Brown selected my creative nonfiction piece "Marzipan" for publication in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.
Short Story Podcast
Short Story Today is a weekly short story podcast hosted by Jon DiSavino. Each episode begins with an in-depth interview with a short story writer followed by the host reading work from the guest author—a professional audiobook production. Jon DiSavino…