The Butterfly Effect

I’m pleased to announce that “The Butterfly Effect”–which was first published in Creative Nonfiction, where it won the Robert Fragasso Animal Advocate Award for the Best Creative Nonfiction Essay About Animals, and then went on to win a Pushcart Prize–is now available online. Click here to read about monarch butterflies, the Butterfly Lady of Butterfly Town, USA, and so much more.

5 Questions from Orion’s Scott Gast

  “I started out researching an article about mammograms, and in the process I uncovered all of this other mind-blowing information about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the pink ribbon campaign. I even created a file called ‘Hypocrisy, Doublespeak, and Conflicts of Interest.’ Later, that file got subdivided into three separate files: ‘Monsanto,’ ‘American Cancer Society,’ and ‘Pinkwashing.’ Read more…

A Pushcart Prize!

Well. I am downright delighted to report the happy news that my Creative Nonfiction essay, “The Butterfly Effect,” has won the coveted Pushcart Prize and will be published in The Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses, coming out in November of this year. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Charles Wright says, “A Pushcart Prize selection is one of the very best…

A Pushcart Prize Nomination!

I’m delighted to announce that Creative Nonfiction has nominated my essay, “The Butterfly Effect,” for a Pushcart Prize. Described as “the most honored literary project in America,” the Pushcart recognizes the best of the small presses. Since its inception in 1976, winners have been published in an annual anthology. This year’s winners will be announced in the spring. “The Butterfly…

Big Talk Interview about One Canary Sings

In April, 2010, after my book in progress won honorable mention in the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance’s Maine Literary Awards, Suzanne Murphy invited me to join her and Dr. Caroline Teschke for an interview on Big Talk, their acclaimed WMPG radio talk show. Here is that interview: [audio:|titles=Big Talk]