News: Review of Dinitia Smith’s THE HONEYMOON at Necessary Fiction

My review of Dinitia Smith's The Honeymoon has gone live in Necessary Fiction! You can read my review of this novel here. This novel, published by Other Press, meditates on the life and work of the Victorian novelist George Eliot, and it's a mesmerizing work of biographical/historical fiction. You can find this book online at Barnes &... Continue Reading →

News: Review of Salvatore Pane’s MEGA MAN 3 at ENTROPY!

My review of Salvatore Pane's Mega Man 3 (Boss Fight Books, 2016) has just gone live in Entropy. You can read the review here. It's provocative take on why we need difficult video games like Mega Man 3, an NES classic. Check out the review, and then pick up this fantastic hybrid of memoir and video game criticism. (There's a great... Continue Reading →

More Rage Against Gun Violence

This isn't going to be a long post. But I'm emerging from the shadowy frontiers of dissertation- and novel-writing to say this: there should be universal outrage over the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where gunman Omar Mateen murdered at least 50 people and injured another 50. News broadcasts from NBC, the... Continue Reading →

News: Featured at Bucknell University Press

Of course, I've been neglecting the blog and my [very private] resolution about using my voice here. I'm interrupting that silence with a brief update. Recently, I've been featured at the Bucknell University Press's blog. The piece is based off an interview that Olivia Kalb, the Press's current graduate intern, conducted with me over email.... Continue Reading →

Snow Days

Writing a novel that's set in a humid, swampy summer feels otherworldly when you're snowbound. (And that's all I'll publicly say about the work-in-progress.) This has been my setup since Friday, when Winter Storm Jonas (or #Snowzilla2016, if you ask WaPo) surged into northern Virginia: sitting at my desk, slowly adding pages as the inches... Continue Reading →

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