I heard from a stranger that the Pushcart folks had given my short story about killer killer whales, “Pods,” a Special Mention in the The Pushcart Prize XLI anthology. Turns out the rumors are true — see this photographic evidence provided by my mom! (I’m listed under my old name, which is how the story appeared.)
Thanks to Pinckney Benedict for nominating me, to Fjords Review for printing the story, and to the anthology for including me in such good company!
And RIP Tilikum.
FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED, my debut novel, will be published next year. It’s literary sci-fi/alternate history that explores New York City, immigration issues, and how people deal with loss. (I’ll tag this post with one of my favorite disorienting NYC pictures.)
I’m delighted to be working with Tin House Books to bring this book to readers!
I got married and changed my name! (The struggle is real.) To compound the complication, I’ve published under my old name, as K Brattin. But I’m now K Chess.
This means an whole new website!