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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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I sing for my supper.


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2022 schedule of appearances:

  • Millstadt Library Author Faire, Millstadt, Ill. Jan. 15. Website
  • Conflation, St. Louis. Feb. 25-27. Website
  • St. Louis Writer’s Guild speech, March 5.
  • AWP National Conference, Philadelphia. March 23-26. Website
  • Midsouthcon, Memphis. March 25-27. Website
  • SIUE Graduate Symposium, online, April 5.
  • SPJ Region 7 Conference, Wichita, Kan. April 7-9.
  • Spine Books reading and broadcast, St. Louis.  April 15.
  • SIUE Mass Comm Week ethics speech, April 18. 
  • St. Louis SPJ Trivia Night emcee, St. Louis, Mo. April 30.
  • Afterwords Bookfest, Edwardsville, IL. May 1.
  • Smithton (Ill.) Library author event, May 28. 
  • ConCarolinas, Charlotte, N.C. May 3-5
  • Imaginarium, Louisville, Ky. July 8-10. Website
  • Plethora of Pens speech, Glen Carbon, Ill. July 11.
  • Collinsville (Ill.) Library Book Fair, July 30. 
  • Edwardsville (Ill.) Book Fair, Sept. 17.
  • St. Louis SPJ Journalist Boot Camp, Edwardsville, Ill. Sept. 24.
  • Archon, Collinsville, Ill. Sept. 30- Oct. 2. Website 
  • Smithton (Ill.) Library signing, Oct. 22
  • SPJ National Conference, Washington, D.C. Oct. 26-29 (speaker) Website
  • ContraCon, Kansas City. Nov. 11-13 (tent.) Facebook
  • Books-a-Million, Edwardsville, Ill. Nov. 19.
  • Collinsville (Ill.) Holiday Fair, Dec. 3

2023 schedule of appearances:

  • Writers of the Riverbend, Alton, Ill. Feb. 4
  • Wednesday Club speech, St. Louis. Feb 8
  • Conflation, St. Louis. Feb. 24-26
  • AWP, Seattle, Wa. March 8-11
  • AuthorCon, Williamsburg,Va. March 30-April 2 (tent.)
  • SIUE Graduate Symposium, April 4 (tent.)
  • Graduation! May 5
  • ConCarolinas, Charlotte, N.C. June 1-4
  • Imaginarium, Louisville, Ky. July 14-16.
  • SPJ National, Las Vegas. Sept. 28-Oct. 1
  • Archon, Collinsville, Ill. Sept. 29-Oct. 1 (tent.)
  • ContraKC, Nov. dates TBA 

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