Watch my Catamaran Lit conference video. Plus, information on upcoming classes and writings. (My updated update for July 30, 2020)

hi everyone. Thanks for checking in. I’m dealing with a serious email backlog on my account so please be patient and bear with me. It could take me a while to respond. (there’s a lot going on an there are lots of messages in the inbox right now)

I just wanted to let you know that I’m planning some early fall writing classes in memoir and personal essay (with, perhaps, a return of my Ideas Generator fiction and nonfiction class) so let me know if you’d like me to add you to the mailing list! You can leave a comment here or just reach out to me via emial

My classes tend to sell out well in advance of the class dates, so being on this list really helps if you’re interested in getting a spot. Usually, the classes are quite small (for most of them, I cap it at about 12 spots.) Also, let me know about the kind of writing you’re interested in doing. Depending on the responses, I might go off in a new direction for some of these sessions.

I wanted to let you know that my August workshop/personal essay/memoir class is sold out at this point. Thank you so much for your interest!

Looks like my latest travel essay is coming out this week. Will post a link when that happens.

Sorry I didn’t get to see you all at the analog version of the Catamaran festival down in beautiful Pebble Beach, but here is the video of my nonfiction talk with Charles Hood, now streaming on CrowdCast! This is the only video that features me reading my work, anywhere. And thank you to Matthew Simmons, who interviewed me and Charles for the live event.

I’m planning on teaching in person at the Catamaran festival next year– and it is not too early to sign up for my class and the array of activities we’ll be offering next year! Sometimes, making big plans during difficult times can give you a little boost – so you might as well sign up right now!

Also, I want to thank everyone who tuned into the Catamaran Literary Reader virtual conference this year. It was wonderful to give the closing talk with Charles Hood yesterday, and if you missed it, you can stream it right here for free. All you need to do is just sign up for CrowdCast (free of charge) and you can watch my presentation and all the other authors who took part in the Catamaran festivities this year. See you all soon, and I hope you are all staying safe and sane.

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