You can read my short story "Transfigured Night" from the Winter 2014 issue of Virginia Quarterly Review online (unless you've exceeded the limit that activates their paywall). This story appears in my upcoming linked collection, YOU MAY SEE A STRANGER.
So it is with much glee that I discovered this book trailer from author Carolyn Parkhurst, which takes the merchandising idea to its extreme. Favorite: a charm bracelet representing her oeuvre (at 1:19).
Sample: "At fifteen years, he gave her the pavé bracelet; at eighteen, the trip to Lake Como; and at twenty, the divorce. At first, there was only the single long, fine auburn hair wrapped, knotted really, around the button of one of his white shirts, the bottom button, the spare one that’s hidden underneath the front flap..."
My debut linked story collection, YOU MAY SEE A STRANGER, is forthcoming from TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press in Spring 2016. My fiction has appeared in many journals including McSweeney’s Quarterly, Ploughshares, and Virginia Quarterly Review. My essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The Rumpus, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. I'm a Fellow of The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, VCCA, and the Studios of Key West, and a Sewanee Scholar in fiction. I was recently elected to a 3-year term on The MacDowell Colony Fellows Executive Committee. I live in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where I'm working on a novel.