...and some other places to find my work
Not Really An Anthology:
"Little Red Returns" appears in the chapter on "The Contemporary Tale" in Susan Tiberghien's One Year to a Writing Life,Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer's Art and Craft, a book on the craft and practice of writing.
A poem, a song
"Going Steady With Jesus" appears as a poem in Denise Duhamel & Nick Carbo's wonderful anthology Sweet Jesus. I originally wrote it as the lyrics to a reggae song. Rumor has it there's a video of me singing this at one of the book launch events.
Kristin Kovacic and I edited this collection of poetry, fiction, and memoir about the experience of becoming a parent.
"Blues for Veneece," appeared in Delta Blues from Tyrus Books in May 2010.
A new story, "Walk-In," will be in Blue Christmas, in Nov. 2011.
"Blue Vandas" is included in A Hell of a Woman, An Anthology of Female Noir, edited by Megan Abbott, published by Busted Flush Press. Reviewed in: Crime Scene Scotland "The problem with many anthologies is that certain stories feel like they’re coasting. Usually, these stories come from the biggest names in the anthology. But here, everyone’s on form from the names you know down to the names you don’t. They’re all on board and running with the idea of femininity as a concept, an actuality, a myth… something to embrace and something to be terrified of."
"The Noir Boudoir" was published in Miami Noir, from Akashic Books. With lots of local authors represented, we had an ongoing discussion of noir and of Miami (or, really, South Florida) as a setting, an atmosphere, a place that prompts people to do strange things. Reviews: Category305 "Miami Not So Noir"
"Gift Wrap" was published in A Dixie Christmas: Holiday Stories from the South's Best Writers, edited by Charline McCord and Judy tucker, Algonquin Books. With an introduction by Fred Chappell.
"Gift Wrap" also appeared in Irrepressible Appetites, ed. by Tracey Broussard, Rock Press The story is accompanied by my great-grandmother's recipe for Lebkuchen.
"Beauty" in Mondo Barbie,edited by Lucinda Ebersole and Richard Peabody, St. Martin's Press Read about it. The book has pink psprt and is shaped like a Barbie box. I first met Denise Duhamel, now my friend and colleague, when we did a reading for Mondo Barbie at the Miami Book Fair.
"Hush Money" appeared in Marilyn Shades of Blonde, edited by Carole Nelson Douglas, which was published by Forge in 1997.
"Elvis Lives," my most-anthologized story, originally appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and then won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. It was translated into Korean for an anthology I never received, and I have found it translated into French in Mystere, Mystere par Jacques Baudau, pub'd by Denoel, 1994.—for which I never gave permission! "Elvis Lives," translated into Japanese, will appear in a collection of Edgar winning stories to be published by Hayakawa Publishing, Tokyo, Japan, in Fall 2009. "Elvis Lives" also appeared in:
"Inventory," a story from my first book, The Land of Go, was included in two anthologies used in teaching literature to college freshmen: The Lexington Introduction to Literature, Waller, McCormick, Fowler, eds, D.C. Heath, 1987, and in Literature: Reading and Responding to Fiction, Poetry, Drama and the Essay, Joel Wingard, Ed., HarperCollins, 1996.
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