The short memoir piece I thought was coming out in October is in fact already live. Once you click the “Read Story” button, there are a number of stories that scroll left to right, including this blast from the past (just past Tisha Marie Reichle’s “Happy Hour”):
An ancient bit of memoir, first draft written an ungodly 25 years ago, will come out in Chaleur magazine this October. “Mouth Full of Plaster” is about those first sparks you feel when the possibility of romance appears, but at least as much about the relationship between a mother and daughter, the good friends who set up this bit of matchmaking.
The September issue of Chaleur looks pretty spiffy and features a selection of photos. Snow melt in a parking lot, they say, but at first (and second and third) glance the photos look more like a winter tour of Nevada, round about Eureka or Austin. http://www.chaleurmagazine.com
I recently got the good news that “Make A Muscle” will in fact appear in the #MemoirMonday newsletter co-curated by Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, Longreads, Granta, The Rumpus and Guernica. Waiting with bated breath…to read the other memoir selections!
The wonderfully rewarding magazine Tin House of Portland and New York has graciously accepted my short memoir piece (is there such a thing as flash memoir?) “Make A Muscle” for publication in their online version. You can read it here: Make A Muscle
Tin House is also nominating it for inclusion in #MemoirMondays, a newsletter that Narratively puts together with Granta, Longreads, Catapult, Guernica, and the Rumpus that lists all the best new memoir writing coming out each week from around the web. Fingers crossed on that.
On August 23, 2017, I venture into new territories–memoir and reading Spanish aloud in public–in familiar territory–my lovely friends at Flash Fiction Forum in San Jose. With many talented and entertaining readers, it’s always a fun night.
Castro Coop’s literary relay race-a reimagining of Bradbury called Farenheit 415–made the Litquake 2017 sizzle reel. So watch it and sizzle. I am reader No. 9 at the Fellow Barber reading.
I am delighted to say that “The Link,” a new first chapter to my novel Between Countries, has been voted into the top ten of Sixfold magazine’s unique writer-selected contest and appears in the Fiction Winter 2016 issue. (This is the same story read at The Writing Salon in Berkeley CA with novelist and teacher Susie Hara, on August 20, 2016.)
You can read it here: The Link
Please join the Castro Coop for a reading of Fahrenheit 415 at Fellow Barber on Oct 15, 2016. I will be reading my 300 words along with other Coop members as we adapt the Ray Bradbury classic Fahrenheit 451 for San Francisco and our tremulous times.
I am excited to be reading at Flash Fiction Forum (https://www.facebook.com/flashfictionforum) on March 4. I will be reading a scene from Between Countries, my novel of espionage, romance and building—or trying to stop—an Indian atomic bomb in Bombay in the mid-1960s.