An essay that is of particular importance to me, about how I grounded myself in the magic of this world after my father's sudden passing by returning to his poetry, and reexamining his affinities with William Butler Yeats (particularly their shared fascination with the occult), is in the summer 2022 issue of The Hopkins Review. This essay was published under very interesting and unusual circumstances, and all I can afford to say at the moment is that I'm deeply touched by how Dora Malech, EIC of THR, found the piece while it was doing the submission rounds, connecting with it in the most beautiful way possible. Purchase their latest issue here and read it on Project MUSE.
I will be joining a group of wonderful women writers, who like me are currently writers in residence at the Storyknife Writers Retreat, to read from our work! It will be via zoom on September 20, 2022, 6 pm, Alaska Daylight Time, and is free and open to the public. More info about that here. Hoping to see you there!
Note: If you missed our event, you can watch the recording here.
My debut short story collection entitled Love and Other Rituals goes on sale today in Australia and New Zealand, and Australia's LIMINAL Magazine has published an author interview with me to coincide with my Antipodean book birthday. You can read that interview here. LIMINAL is a magazine of Asian-Australian arts and culture, and I'm honored to have been given the opportunity to share this space.
Pictured above is the view from my cabin on a clear and beautiful evening at the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska. I will be here for a month to work on my second novel while sharing this space with some amazing women writers, whom I meet every day at dinnertime to share stories and laughs over delicious food. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd get to visit this beautiful state.