Oh, the holidays. I remember sitting by the fire with my brothers while my mom stood by the stove for hours, moving the same tart dish in and out of the oven, adding more and more absurd layers to some nasty-ass insane holiday dessert before covering the whole thing with vanilla merengue, kitchen-torching the shit […]Read more "This Salted Caramel Rum Pecan Pumpkin Spice Mexican Chocolate Peppermint Custard Tartin Will Make You Shit Your Pants."
I read my expletive-laden opus “The Bike Fucker” at Quiet Lightning’s 101st show at The American Bookbinder Museum in San Francisco a few weeks ago. It was a whole lot of fun, and I made some friends. Enjoy!Read more "Video: The Bike Fucker at Quiet Lighting"
Oh man oh man. Did you ever go to a school play because your friend was in it and then find out that your friend was madly, insanely talented? My friend Milo Gallagher’s poems have been up at Potluck Magazine this week and they are blowing my mind. Please go read “My Friend Loves Jesus” which starts […]Read more "Please Read This: Poems by Milo Gallagher"
My sweet, sweet friend Leah Clancy convinced her friends at Potluck Magazine to post my story “The Witches.” Nice!Read more "The Witches in Potluck Magazine"
It’s no secret that Aimee Bender is one of my favorite short story authors. Her stories make me feel open, and tender, and a little crazy. They mash strangeness and simplicity and truth together in a way that feels really real. If you like this story, do yourself a favor and check out The Color Master or any other […]Read more "Please Read This: “The Doctor and the Rabbi,” Aimee Bender"
Yesterday was International Book Lovers Day! And I totally forgot to post a picture of a book on instagram. I’ve been keeping track of everything I read since January, and it’s been a big reading year for me. Other authors whom I follow keep track of what they’re reading, and I think it’s a nice thought. If […]Read more "Read the Reading Log"
What’s worse—a text that reads ‘k,’ or one that says ‘Okay.”? People my age are incredibly familiar with the nuances of text punctuation. A friend’s response to a “running late!” text could read “that’s fine!” or “That’s fine.” To break it down for the less text-savvy, the first message implies enthusiasm and easygoingness, while the […]Read more "Real Clever, NYT."