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My goal is to support my family. That means that if you subscribe to my Patreon, your dollars per month are going to buy milk and rent, electricity and pens.

Everything you contribute means less energy going into chasing other gigs, and more energy and attention into my teaching and grad school studies – as well as more time to create more fiction, do more photo shoots, and generally chase the work that I love.

And in return, you receive exclusive content, essays, short stories, photography, reviews, tales from the MFA circus, reviews, online chats, coaching and critique of your own writing…

I sing for my supper.


THANK YOU to all my wonderful Patrons! 

  • Danny
  • JoAnn Betschart
  • Rachel Brune
  • James Burns
  • Sela Carsen
  • Kiwi Carlisle
  • Fox Circe
  • Mandy Davis
  • Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • Dana Franks
  • Jim Gillentine
  • Sara M. Harvey
  • Faith Junaid
  • Mark Kaiser
  • Mandy Keathley
  • Mary Koppenhofer
  • Kelly Lasiter
  • Patrice Stribling Nelson
  • David Perlmutter
  • Adam Pinilla
  • Parish Roberts
  • Selena Rochlis
  • Nick Rowan
  • Damit Senanayake
  • Tiffany Thornton
  • David and Kori Tyler

You can be on this list, and get exclusive content and early access to my latest work!  

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2021 schedule of appearances:

• Melting Pot with Cuppa Words, Granite City, Ill. June 5
• Route 66 Art Fair, Edwardsville, Ill. June 12
• Imaginarium with Literary Underworld, Louisville, Ky. (tent.) July 9-11
• Alton Market, Alton, Ill. July 31
• Edwardsville Book Fair, Sept. 4 with Jim Gillentine
• SPJ National Conference, New Orleans, Sept. 2-5
• Apple Fest with Cuppa Words, Pere Marquette (tent.) Sept. 19
• Archon with Literary Underworld, Collinsville Ill., Oct. 1-3
• ContraKC, Kansas City, Mo. Nov. 5-7 

Note that thanks to the Voldevirus, all public events are subject to change.