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December 2016

“Grimace in the Burnt Black Hills,” has been selected for New Stories from the Midwest 2016  (New American Press) along with such writing luminaries as Joyce Carol Oates, Charles Baxter, and Laura van den Berg and is due out soon. The guest editor was author and Pulitzer finalist Lee Martin. “Grimace in the Burnt Black Hills” first appeared in The Sun magazine and received two Pushcart Prize nomination.

“Dancing Turtle,” has been published in  the Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2016. It was a Finalist (top 20 out of 1,439 entries from 45 countries) in the Bath International Short Story Award Competition.

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"Grace in the Embers" won December Magazine's Curt Johnson Prose Award in Fiction.  Read Judge Anthony Marra's description: "To my mind, good fiction is built as an accretion of the specific and particular, and “Grace in the Embers” is an exemplar of close observation. Last, and most important, I fell in love with Jeri’s voice. She is tough, wise, and kind, her heartaches and triumphs so honestly rendered that for the length of this piece I believed she was real, out there somewhere, whispering her story to me.”

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"Dancing Turtle" has been selected as one of just 60 finalists in the international Aesthetica Creative Writing Award that attracted thousands of entries from writers across the world. Now in its 10th year, the award is hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, a leading contemporary art and culture publication with a print and digital readership of 311,000 worldwide. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an internationally renowned poetry and short fiction competition open to emerging and established writers from around the world. 

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