Category: Orlando Literary Scene

  • NPR Interview

    Had the opportunity to sit down at WMFE, our local NPR affiliate, for a discussion about “writing Orlando” (with authors Jenny Torres Sanchez and Lauren Gibaldi, and filmmaker Jason Gregory). The interview itself aired last week, but “Intersections” archives the content in podcast form, so you can check it out here! Orlando’s Literary Identity I […]

  • Some Q’s and Some A’s

    Greetings, Universe! We are two weeks away from my book launch party (Saturday, November 9th, at Orange Studio in downtown Orlando), and it’s exciting to see that people (like, real people!) are indeed talking about the book. To learn a little more about Bright Lights, Medium-Sized City, and the long journey toward publication, check out […]

  • News Items!

    Well, here in Orlando, we’ve survived Hurricane Matthew…mostly…until it swings back around and pops us in the eye for gloating. I wanted to make a quick Fall 2016 posting to share a couple links. The first is about my “Rhetoric of Comics” course. I was recently interviewed by a student in the College of Arts […]

  • Orlando

    Oh. hello there. The week after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub was a difficult one for many of us in Orlando. I tried to organize my thoughts in comic form, posted the images on Facebook, and then was deeply honored to have Green Mountains Review publish the final comic on their site. I often use […]

  • An Essay, and a Review

    Last week, The Orlandoan was gracious enough to publish a series of my essays analyzing the depiction of Orlando in three young adult novels. The essay was occasioned by the release of John Green’s Paper Towns (which takes place in Orlando). I haven’t seen the movie yet, so feel free to post comments about it […]

  • Launch Week

    Here goes! So my new novella, The Things I Don’t See, has technically been “available” for a little over a month. If you pre-ordered, you should’ve received it in the mail by now. If you’ve seen me walking around town, you should’ve seen that I wear it around like a sandwich board. And if you’re […]

  • Award Nominations

    Really excited that  two of my short stories this past year have been nominated for awards. “The Adventures of an Elderly Couple…” was nominated by Barrelhouse Magazine for the storySouth Million Writers Award. And “Submission Guidelines” was nominated by decomP for The Best of the Net 2013. Now that I’ve written this blog post, I’ve […]

  • The Reviews Are In…

    I’ll be flying to Chicago tomorrow to say goodbye to a much-loved uncle. I write a great deal about the struggles and difficulties that we face when attempting to be “the right kind of man” in a culture that’s tugging us in a thousand different directions, a thousand different conceptions of manhood, and I should […]

  • Functionally Literate

    (Hope to see you there! Super-stoked about this, especially because it might very well be the last reading at Urban ReThink. So come. Be part of history.)

  • Review – 15 Views Volume II

    There’s a new review of 15 Views Volume II published at The Nervous Breakdown.   Check it out! Here’s an excerpt: The hard work and attention to detail that went into producing 15 Views Volume II: Corridor is uncanny. The narrative is fluid, and eerie silhouette-like papercuts kick off each chapter and add to the […]