10 May, 2017

The Flying Dutchman Comes Home

May 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Train station in Liberec (formerly Reichenberg) - the train in "The Flying Dutchman" left from here I owe the metaphor of the Flying Dutchman, title of one of the pivotal [...]

1 Nov, 2016

My Artful Blogging Story

November 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Scottish Highlands, August 2015 Today the winter issue of Artful Blogging hits newsstands, and it features my photo essay "The Accidental Travel Blogger." This is a dream come true for [...]

21 Jun, 2016

Insights from Judging a Writing Contest

June 21st, 2016|Tags: , |

Hemingway Birthplace Home, Oak Park, IL I just wrapped up serving as one of the judges in the Hemingway Shorts contest sponsored by the Hemingway Foundation of Oak [...]

1 Jun, 2015

My Recipe for a Perfect Porch Day in Bella Grace Magazine

June 1st, 2015|Tags: , , |

You might remember my blog post from last summer, Recipe for a Perfect Day on the Porch. Well, I'm happy to announce that it made it into the summer issue [...]

1 Dec, 2014

My Photo Essay in Bella Grace Magazine

December 1st, 2014|Tags: , , |

  My photo essay "Capture Magic that Hangs by a Gossamer Thread" appears in the winter 2015 issue of Bella Grace magazine, on sale as of today, December 1. Last [...]

8 Sep, 2014

Joy is…

September 8th, 2014|Tags: , |

...hearing from my new favorite publication, Bella Grace, that they want to publish a photo essay of mine in their next issue. Sometimes, writing dreams do come true (but I [...]

11 Jun, 2014

Unveiling: The Chicago List Essay Project

June 11th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Our Chicago - Eleven Writers on their City - Edited by Annette Gendler | Make Your Own Book I published a book with my students! Our Chicago is a collection of [...]

29 Oct, 2012

Would you still write if you knew you’d never get published?

October 29th, 2012|Tags: , |

A good friend of mine, also a writer, challenged me with that very question a while ago. She had had an agent for one of her novels, but the project [...]

19 Oct, 2012

Author Q&A: Wenguang Huang

October 19th, 2012|Tags: , , , |

I wonder what it means if I don't even notice anymore that my writing has gotten published? Have I reached a level of publication success where I can go, "Oh [...]

15 Oct, 2012

How to Submit your Writing to Literary Magazines

October 15th, 2012|Tags: , |

Every so often, when my students' work reaches the stage where workshop participants say, "You should send this out," the initial joy turns into bafflement: How do I actually do [...]

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