AWP Conference & Bookfair | March 27-29, 2025

Los Angeles, California

Please stop by the One Story booth in the bookfair to say hello!


Online Class: Become Your Own Best Editor | September 2024

This brand-new segment of BYOBE offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at One Story’s editorial process. Daily online lessons will guide you through a case study of “The Dissection Question,” by Emma Cairns Watson (One Story #310). You’ll follow the story from submission to publication—studying actual marked-up drafts and extensive author-editor correspondence.


Long Drive Home Selected for Ridley Park Reads | October 2023


Thank you to the Ridley Park (PA) Library for selecting Long Drive Home for its fifth annual Community Reads event.

Long Drive Home: The Play | May 15, 2023


Playwright Stephen Kaplan is adapting my second novel, Long Drive Home, for the stage. Join us for a free reading of this work-in-progress at the cell theatre in New York City.

Panel Discussion: Is an Independent Editor Right for You? | March 9-11, 2023

AWP Conference & Bookfair, Seattle, Washington

Writers seeking feedback face a lot of options: Join a writers group? Enroll in a workshop? Attend a conference? Apply to MFA programs? This panel is for writers at any career stage who are curious about another option: working one-on-one with an independent editor. You’ll meet four veteran editors with diverse backgrounds in writing, lit mags, and book publishing. They’ll discuss the services editors provide, finding the right editor for your work, making the most of the relationship, and more.

* To learn more about my editorial services, please visit me at booth #1006 in the AWP Bookfair *

Just for Fun, a Reading from 2008

I recently learned that this reading from the 2008 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference is available online. It’s an excerpt from my first novel, What You Have Left.