So Many Blogs, So Much Fun: Mid-Winters Eve Giveaway Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be giving away a copy of the brand-spanking new Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories. 

From the publisher: “In these stories of no more than 1000 words, well-known and emerging American authors spotlight crucial moments of change during coming-of-age. Their young protagonists face matters of great consequence, such as the death of a parent, unwanted pregnancy, and bullying, as well as lighter, if perplexing circumstances: how to hold a prom when being home-schooled; what to do when the babysitter suddenly sees the Rapture.”

Giveaway details: 1.) leave a comment, along with your email address, on this post by Dec. 27  OR 2.) subscribe to Word Crushes by Dec. 27  (current subscribers are automatically entered). A winner will be chosen at random with the help of  And be sure to visit the other Mid-Winters Eve Giveaway blogs:

Sudden Flash Youth… and other shameless self-promotion

Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories has officially launched and I’m honored to have my story, The Quinceañera Text, included in the collection.

My contribution comes after Richard Brautigan’s The Corporal, which I read in high school, and it’s a thrill–although slightly surreal–to be following in his pages.

And be sure to check back next week when I’ll be giving away a copy of Sudden Flash Youth as part of the Mid-Winters Eve Blog Hop.

Since I’m already in self-promotion mode, I’d be remiss not to mention What’s Nature Got to Do with Me? from Native West Press.

This collection of essays and poetry includes my essay, Roadkill, about a chance encounter with a golden eagle feasting on (you guessed it…) roadkill.

But enough about me… Do you have any publication news you’d like to share or need help promoting? Word Crushes is always available as a promotion platform for YA authors (and others–I’m flexible) so let me know.