The Writers’ Room of Boston Fellowship named me as Finalist for 2018-2019. At the WROB reading and celebration last month, I got the chance to meet lots of the other Fellows and hear about their exciting projects! (And I ate lots of free cheese! And when I left my notebook and library book at the party, someone brought them down for me. So overall, 10/10.)
I hope to get some work done there in the future.
Check out my bio on their website.
OPOSSUM’s beautifully-designed Fall 2017 issue is now out in print (and vinyl!) and available for sale. The issue includes “The Beard,” my short story about loneliness, culling produce, and the unpredictable repercussions of getting a visible tattoo.
Put it on the turntable and give it a spin.
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! (Did you know this is a complicated and ridiculous process? Talk to a woman/trans person/woke dude in your life who has been through it!)
I liked the name my parents gave me. I published my first stories as K Brattin. I won a fellowship as her. She will always have a place in my heart.
But I’m excited to be a Chess now, personally and professionally.