Upcoming Live Appearances for “After the Rapture” including AWP March 8-12, 2023

Friends!! I’m hoping to be able to give you a REAL HUG at one of these upcoming After the Rapture appearances! Thank you in advance for all your support! xoxoxo

AWP: Thursday, March 9, 6-8 pm Split Lip and Mason Jar Press Reading, AWP Edition, featuring Athena Dixon, Tucker Leighty-Phillips, Melissa Matthewson, Mary Lyn Reed, Nancy Stohlman, and Zach VandeZande

6-8 pm, Ozzie’s, 105 W. Mercer Street, Seattle,

AWP: Friday, March 10: Book Signing @ Bending Genres Table Friday, Friday 11 am-12 pm

AWP: Saturday, March 11: Book Signing @Split Lip Table AWP Saturday 12-1 pm

March 25: Arapahoe Community College Lit Fest presenter

March 30: In-person reading/signing at The Bookworm, Omaha NE

April 7: (Virtual) Fbomb NYC, 6 pm EST featuring Nancy Stohlman with guests Paul Beckman, Meg Tuite, Robert Vaughan, Len Kuntz, Kona Morris, Jonathan Montgomery, Rob Geisen, and Kathy Fish

April 17: (Virtual): Shorter is Better: April Book Club Guest

Posing with my old student Shin Huynh!

May 18: (Virtual) Hundred Pitchers of Honey Reading Series with Courtney LeBlanc, Yael Aldana, Nancy Stohlman. 7:30 PM EST time.

June 1: In person: Rally Reading Series Pete’s Candy Store, NYC. Full lineup TBA 

June 19: In person: Featured Reader, Spoken Word Paris. Full lineup TBA

June 22: In person: Featured Reader, Paris Lit Up. Full lineup TBA

July 14-16 Reader and Workshop Leader, Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol, UK

August 15-20: Open Your Art: High Altitude Inspiration in the Rocky Mountains Writing Retreat (www.flashfictionretreats.com)

Shoutout Colorado: Two Weeks Until The Rapture!



We had the good fortune of connecting with Nancy Stohlman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nancy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
In order to make art, one must become comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty. Real art is made inside the gap of uncertainty–we cannot “think” ourselves there. We have to move. Certainty comes from action. We embark on an idea…and only once we are in motion does the art take over. Which means a good deal of the time our job is to get out of our own way and write (create) whatever is demanding to be written–even if it surprises us! Especially if it surprises us.”


Chatting about flash fiction on the Reading and Writing Podcast

Speaking of flash fiction, thanks to Jeff Rutherford for inviting me to return as a guest on the Reading and Writing Podcast!

On this episode we talk about the changing landscape of flash fiction, the re-release of Going Short, and what it was like to narrate an audiobook in one day! We also have a lively discussion around the emerging flash novel as a form–one of my favorite topics, especially with After the Rapture releasing for pre-orders at the end of the summer!

22 minutes LISTEN NOW