I Will Be Anthologized

20 months ago I wrote these two sentences in a draft for this here blog.

One of my stories, The Wolf Is in the Kitchen, has been chosen for an anthology called Two-Countries.

Publication date (or as all my writer friends say, “pub date”) is fall 2017, which seems forever away.

For whatever reason, I never did write the rest. And here it is, fall 2017, forever away, and the book is to be published on October 17. (You can order it now on Amazon.)

Two Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press) is an anthology of flash memoir, personal essays and poetry from over sixty writers who were either born and/or raised in the U.S. by one or more immigrant parent. These works describe the many contradictions, discoveries, and life lessons one experiences when one is neither seen as fully American nor fully foreign.

Here’s a brief video about the anthology featuring its editor, Tina Schumann.

I couldn’t be prouder that my little slice of memoir has been included in this book, which is so timely, but also timeless.


If you find yourself in New York, NY on Friday, October 20, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., I’ll be one of eleven writers reading their work from the anthology. The event will take place at the legendary Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, and Activist Center, 172 Allen Street. I’ll be reading my very short piece, The Wolf Is in the Kitchen. I hope you can make it.