“Ghost Coat” in the New Quarterly

I’m delighted to announce that my story “Ghost Coat” appears in The New Quarterly‘s spring issue “The Trickery of Spring.”

I started this story in Nancy Zafris‘ workshop at the Kenyon Review Writers’ Summer Workshop. And finished it three years later while working with mentor Caroline Adderson during the Wired Writers Workshop at the Banff Arts Centre.

I feel so lucky to have worked with two phenomenal mentors.

How many drafts? Oh, the variations this story has been through!


Man in Circles by Nancy Zafris

I’m waiting for Nancy Zafris’ new collection The Home Jar to arrive, but in the meantime I’m enjoying her story Man in Circles in Kenyon Review online. I love the humor and the circular tightness – feels like a snake eating its tail – and the clever ending.