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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.

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2023 schedule of appearances:

  • Bart DZ podcast, online. Jan. 16 (guest)
  • Writers of the Riverbend, Alton, Ill. Feb. 4 (guest author)
  • Wednesday Club speech, St. Louis. Feb 8 (presenter)
  • Conflation, St. Louis. Feb. 24-26 (guest author)
  • Second Life reading, online. Feb. 25 (presenter)
  • Writer in the World reading, St. Louis, Mo. March 4 (emcee)
  • AWP, Seattle, Wa. March 8-11 (attending)
  • Banned Books roundtable, Edwardsville, Ill. March 28 (moderator)
  • Writing workshop, Second Life. April 1 (presenter)
  • SIUE Mass Comm Week ethics speech, Edwardsville, Ill. April 20 (presenter)
  • River Bluff Review reading, Edwardsville, Ill. April 18 (presenter)
  • ConCarolinas, Charlotte, N.C. June 1-4 (guest author)
  • TechWrite STL, St. Louis, Mo. July 11 (presenter)
  • Imaginarium, Louisville, Ky. July 14-16. (guest author)
  • Alton Night Market, Alton, Ill. July 19 (guest author)
  • Dragoncon, Atlanta, Ga. Aug. 31-Sept. 4 (guest author)
  • Martin Public Library, Martin, Tenn. Sept. 9 (book signing)
  • Plethora of Pens, Glen Carbon, Ill. Sept. 11 (speaker)
  • Spine Book Fair, St. Louis, Mo. Sept. 16 (guest author)
  • SPJ National, Las Vegas. Sept. 28-Oct. 1 (presenter/book signing)
  • Archon, Collinsville, Ill. Sept. 29-Oct. 1 (LitUnd only)
  • Melting Pot, Granite City, Ill. Oct. 7 (signing)
  • Writers of the Riverbend, Alton, Ill. Oct. 14 (guest author)
  • RWA/St. Louis Writers Guild, St. Louis Central Library, Oct. 21 (speaker/signing)
  • ContraKC, Kansas City, Mo. Nov. 10-12 (guest author)

2024 schedule of appearances:

  • AWP, Kansas City, Mo. Feb. 7-10 (attending)
  • Conflation, St. Louis, Mo. Feb. 23-25 (guest author)
  • Midsouthcon, Memphis, Tenn. March 22-23
  • Sigma Tau Delta convention, St. Louis, Mo. April 3-6 (attending)
  • ConCarolinas, Charlotte, N.C. May 31-June 2 (tent.)
  • Archon, Collinsville, Ill. Oct. 4-6 (tent.)

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