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“Language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.”  Gustave Flaubert

 

 

 

RECENT NEWS:

 

 

COUNTRY BOOKSHELF READING

 

Pleased to be reading on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Country Bookshelf in Bozeman, MT. Thank you, Country Bookshelf!

 

 

ARTISTS FIELD GUIDE TO GREATER YELLOWSTONE

 

Pleased to have a piece, “Land of the Lynx,” paired with artwork by Carrie Wild,  forthcoming in Artists Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone, Katie Holsinger Ed., Spring, 2017.  Includes works by Rick Bass, Gary Ferguson, Doug Peacock, Kelsey K. Sather, Jack Turner, Todd Wilkinson, Terry Tempest Williams, and many others. Thank you Artists Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone!

 

 

ELK RIVER BOOKS READING

 

Thrilled to be reading at the book release party for Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Greater Yellowstone, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Elk River Books, Livingston, MT. Thank you, Elk River Books!

 

 

INCUS NIGHT READING

 

Pleased to be reading a short story at Incus Night, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Cultural Center’s Weaver Room, Bozeman, MT. Thank you, Thunderhead Writers’ Collective!

 

 

Montana Quarterly

 

Book Reviews, Montana Quarterly, Winter Issue, December, 2016.

Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster

A Bloom of Bones by Allen Morris Jones

Yellowstone: A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart by David Quammen

Thank you, Montana Quarterly!

 

 

UNEARTHING PARADISE: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise

 

Thrilled to have a short story, “Trout Tears,” in Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise, Elk River Books Press, December 2016. Edited by Marc Beaudin, Seabring Davis, and Max Hjorstberg, with a foreword by Terry Tempest Williams. Includes works by Rick Bass, Amanda Fortini, Tami Haaland, William Hjortsberg, Jim Harrison, Greg Keeler, Doug Peacock, Shann Ray, and many others. Thank you Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise!

 

 

Montana Quarterly

 

Book Reviews in Montana Quarterly, Fall Issue, September, 2016.

Fifty-Six Counties by Russell Rowland

The Names of the Stars  by Pete Fromm

Swift Dam by Sid Gustafson

Thank you Montana Quarterly!

 

 

Terrain: A Journal of Built + Natural Environments.

 

Pleased that my short story, “The Last Wild Creatures on Earth,” was a finalist for the Terrain (Dis)placement Fiction Contest. The story was published in Terrain Nov., 2015. Thank you  Terrain: A Journal of Built + Natural Environments!