I’m due for an update – life has been a whirlwind and the end of summer has come unexpectedly. There’s still time for one last trip to the river, right?

I’ve been up to a lot. I had a temp job at Oregon Public Broadcasting a few weeks ago that was amazing. I was just their receptionist, but it was amazing meeting and greeting all the guests – I saw a senator, a famous writer, and a well-known preacher in the span of one afternoon alone.

I also saw an amazing show with local writers Lidia Yuknavitch, Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, and Chuck Palahniuk – all Portland based writers who performed at the Aladdin Theater and supported Annie Bloom’s Books in the process.

You might want to know I’m reading with the Unchaste Reading Series tomorrow, September 15th, 2014 at 7:30 at the Knock Back on Alberta.

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I’ve written a few things in the past few weeks, so here’s my latest bylines:

I’m hoping to start pitching more personal narrative pieces, so when I get that out there I’ll let you know.

I’m excited for this fall! Loads of residencies, MFA programs, and literary contests to apply to, including this amazing contest opened up through the Rumpus, Drake University, and judged by Cheryl Strayed.

I’ll be popping back and forth into the Bay Area now and then, so if you have a reading, or would like to book me for a reading, storytelling, or stand up, please let me know!

I’ll be hitting up the internet soon with a front-page piece for the Portland Observer and this upcoming week’s Notable Portland. I’ve been promoted to part-time staff writer at the Observer, so I’ll be offering 20 hours a week there real soon (which should mean several bylines a week instead of one or two).