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#100DucksDC: Joyce Carol Oates Edition (7-8)

I’m going to put one hundred luminescent duck sculptures is a visible location somewhere in Washington, D.C. This post documents the creation of ducks 7-8. You can follow my progress here. I wanted to make a duck out the yellowed pages of an old book but couldn’t bring myself to destroy a book from my…

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#100DucksDC: Ducks 1-2

I’m going to put one hundred luminescent duck sculptures is a visible location somewhere in Washington, D.C. This will occur at some yet-to-be-determined time after I’ve made a hundred ducks. I’ve told some people about this plan, and they’ve asked why I would to this. The best answer I can give is that many people…

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Civil War Ghosthunters

In 2005, I accompanied a team of paranormal investigators as they looked for ghosts at The Antietam National Battlefield. The resulting article appeared in The Frederick News-Post. Seeing as it’s the week of Halloween, I’m bringing the story back from the dead and posting it here: Civil War Ghosthunters: Seeking Antietam’s Supernatural  

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Why Visual Art Keeps Invading My Fiction

I rebelled by being conventional, by NOT going to art school. The product of three generations of visual artists, I studied Political Science, then moved from California to Washington, D.C. for internships. I wore ties. I went to press briefings. Of course, this lead to a quarter-life crisis to which my mom said, “The problem is you’re…

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Andrew Gulli on Hunting Down Lost Works from Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, and Other Masters

Earlier this month, The Strand Magazine editor Andrew Gulli made headlines around the world after announcing he’d found a portion of a previously unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. This latest find is one of many for Gulli. He has discovered and published previously unseen short stories from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck, and Joseph Heller.…

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Since the Sea Blob

Thank you to Queen’s Ferry Press for giving me the opportunity to guest blog about what I’ve been doing since the publication of my book. You can read my post here.