Ceiling of the New York Public Library. I used to come here to write when I was a grad student. #nypl #writing
@harpercollinsca had gorgeous hardcovers for sale at @torontowots bookfest, so I stocked up. Can’t wait to read GREAT HOUSE, MOONGLOW, and THE GIVEN DAY. #amreading #books #canadareads #writing
Finally unwrapped my beautiful custom-made notebook from stationery store in #Tokyo. #notebooks #writing
#novelediting is hard work. #writing
So I guess I’m in the Library of Congress now! My story “Grimalkins” was in Day One literary magazine. You can buy it for a dollar here: http://ift.tt/2vyDqTp
Found in the mall: a short story dispenser that spits out 1, 3, or 5 minute short stories! #writing
I have a new post up at my Medium blog on life in Canada after a few months:
Is it May already? I’m asking, when May is already almost gone. Maybe it’s the persistent fog and rain of a Toronto spring that has me confused; it feels like I’m only just waking up from the long bearish sleep of winter, with occasional peeps of summer sunshine emerging one day a week. I don’t know yet if this rainy, overcast few months is typical, but Toronto, you haven’t won me over weather-wise.
There are compensations, though. Delicious baked goods in too many patisseries to count that I’ve been sampling all over the city. Good independent bookstores with great readings. Margaret Atwood, resplendent at a book-signing, warning and reassuring all at once…
Got a lot of good #writing done yesterday and got a lovely chai latte at Early Bird Cafe in #Toronto.
Very exciting news: my story published in West Branch last year, “The Home for Buddhist Widows”, has won a Pushcart Prize! It will appear in the Pushcart Prize Anthology next year. Thank you, West Branch, for taking a chance on this story! I’ll keep readers posted on when the anthology becomes available.
I’m so pleased to report that my story “The Replacement Wife” has won The Pinch’s fiction contest for 2017! This is a strange story about a woman who plays the role of the missing wife in the lives of widowers, but I’m really proud of it and so glad to receive this news from a supercool journal. You can read the official announcement here: