Guest Post: "On Place" Series

Head over to poet, editor, and YA author Kelly Ann Jacobson's blog to read my guest post for her "On Place" series. I talk about using New York as the setting for my short story "The Edge of Happiness," featured in my forthcoming anthology Songs of My Selfie

An excerpt:

It’s about being young and disillusioned, and more accurately still, it’s about being young and disillusioned in New York City. I won’t say this story couldn’t take place anywhere else—in any other city in the world—but New York is known as a haven for the young and the creative and those who are lost, looking to be found. It is a home to transplants, and I rely on my reader knowing the mythos of NYC in order to fully understand the narrator’s ambitions—to make it as an artist in the big city—and thus her great anguish: to realize art comes not from place but from within.

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Prose! Poetry! Party!

Join Three Rooms Press on December 4, for our annual Prose! Poetry! Party! at Cornelia Street Cafe. Our authors will be readings, drinks will be partaken off, raffles, giveaways, signings, etc. It will be a festive night of poetry and prose and great company. 

Angus McLinn and I will be representing our upcoming anthology Songs of My Selfie. I'll be reading from "Edges of Happiness," and Angus will be reading from "Baby Teeth," winner of the Quarter-Life Crisis competition. Plus, Meagan Brothers will be reading from Weird Girl and What's His Name. If you're interested in getting your book published at Three Rooms Press or just want to join an amazing community of writers, this is the event to attend!

Tickets $9 (includes a free drink). Festivities start at 6 and go all night.