October 31 (time TBA): Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA

October 1-11 (time TBA): Southern Festival of Books–virtual! 

August 26, 6pm (cst): McNally-Jackson virtual event with Katy Simpson Smith (!). RSVP at the event page.

August 6, 6pm (cst): SIBA, Reader Meet Writer virtual event (in conversation with Chanelle Benz!!). Free registration through these local booksellers. Just ask!

July 25, 1-4: The Porch, online craft lecture on writing the South

Feb. 27: Public Library Association Conference, Nashville, TN


A Run-Up to the Next Release” flash, from The Commuter.

“Evie M.” from Iowa Review and Best American Short Stories

“Bird (on Back)” from Guernica

“Colleen” from Electric Literature

“Hers” from Forty Stories

“Darla” from Literary Hub


“Learning to Write from Willie Nelson” from Lit Hub.

“Santiago, 1 February 1973 – 27 January 1974” from Southwest Review 

“Tiny Love: The Complete Stories by Larry Brown” from Southwest Review 

“20 Security Questions for Mary Miller…” from Southwest Review 

“You Hold on to What You Need: Mary Gauthier and the Art of Writing War” from Oxford American

“Dear Any Soldier: Vonnegut During Wartime” from The Millions  (Now available in Italian!)

“On Recovering Love in Fiction” from TSP: The Story Prize

Book Notes, at Largehearted Boy

On being predictable, at LitHub