Announcing Bystanders, a Collection of Short Fiction

I am thrilled to announce that my second collection of stories, and debut full-length collection, Bystanders, will be published by Santa Fe Writers Project in Spring 2016. I’m very excited to work with Andrew Gifford and his excellent team at SFWP on this book. SFWP and I go way back–in 2010, I won their grand literary prize and have seen how well they treat their writers and how much they care about the books they produce. It is really wonderful to get to be a part of that family.

Bystanders features 13 stories that explore the ripple effects of tragedy. The characters in Bystanders are on the edge of the darkness, but not immune to it. A woman becomes obsessed with the murderer of her coworker. An investigative reporter who loves to uncover scandal finds his own life unraveling. Eerie sights in a video baby monitor begin to haunt a new mother. The characters in these stories are not innocent bystanders, but in unexpected occurrences they find new meaning in the world around them.

From the vicious newspaper strike that rocks a small Pennsylvania community to an unpredictable road trip in the open desert of the West, Bystanders explores the ways in which terror and uncertainty can both consume and invigorate us, and uncover our strengths, hopes, and passions.

I’m looking forward to seeing this stories go out into the world! Thank you for your support. More information to come in the upcoming months.



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