“Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities” forthcoming from Big Table Publishing!

I’m thrilled to be pulling up a chair at the Big Table!

My newest book of flash fiction, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities, is forthcoming this October from Big Table Publishing.

More details to come!




Fbomb 2017: Jan 17 is Fantasy Island

Find out more about Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series here:

All shows start at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver

JANUARY 17, 2017:


Welcome to Fantasy Island Fbomb, where all your fantasies for 2017 can come true!
Featuring the amazingly talented Monique Antonette Lewis, founder of At The Inkwell.

Book swap/ open mic sign up begin at 7, reading begins at 7:30.
Open mic slots are first come and 4 mins or less.
Hosted by Nancy Stohlman, Mr Roarke, and Tattoo~

AND BOOK SWAP! Bring a book, take a book!

Join Facebook Event here

nancy-headshotHost Nancy Stohlman! Nancy Stohlman’s books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera,  Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and four anthologies including Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is the creator and curator of the Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series in Denver, the impetus behind FlashNano, and her work was nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. Find out more about her atwww.nancystohlman.com

moniqueFeaturing Monique Antonette Lewis! Monique Antonette Lewis is the founder of At The Inkwell, a New York City-based organization that supports published authors through book reviews, author interviews and readings. The reading series is hosted across Denver, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle and London.She is also an annual reader for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Monique has more than a decade of journalism experience and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University. Monique lives in Denver.

“My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark” is a FINALIST for The Vera Flash Fiction award: I need your vote!

I just found out that Blink Ink nominated me for the Vera Flash Fiction prize and I’m a FINALIST! (And in good company, I might add). Right now the crowd is voting and it would be the BEST holiday gift ever if you would take literally 30 seconds and vote for my story, “My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark.” Pretty please and thank you!!
Please vote and thank you so much!
Read original:
Pushcart Shark

“Cool Yule” holiday concert with Kinky Mink this Saturday, Dec 10

Saturday, Dec 10
6-7 pm

“Cool Yule”


Kinky Mink

Catch the jazziest, swankiest, coolest holiday show in town!

Glamour lounge trio Kinky Mink serves up holiday and other vintage favorites from Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Marilyn Monroe, Peggy Lee and more. Hot Songs for a Cool Yule!

We’d love for you to join us for this very special holiday concert. It has been a challenging year with Nancy Stohlman’s serious auto accident in May, but she is recovering and we are ready to show our appreciation for life, friends and fellow music lovers.  For this reason the show will be FREE and all are welcome to celebrate with us!  This concert has limited seating, however, so please RSVP to reserve your spot by calling 303-777-1900.  Wishing you the best this season!

Schmitt Music Hall
155 W. Hampden, Englewood

Free but limited seating!
RSVP at Schmitt at 303-777-1900


Congratulations FlashNanoers!

Congratulations! You made it through November! How many stories did you write that you wouldn’t have normally written?? That’s a win!!

Make sure to play again next year, and check out my Sculpting Flash Fiction class in January if you want to tackle and edit some of these stories!


FlashNano Day 1

Here we go!
FlashNano Day 1: Write a story that takes place in a car

(Keep track of all FlashNano 2015 prompts here:)


2015 Pushcart Prize Nomination!

A huge thanks to Doug Mathewson and Sally Reno for including me in this year’s Blink Ink 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominations!

This is my first nomination–woohoo!

Blink Ink Print

Pushcart 2015 Nominated piece by Nancy Stohlman:

Pushcart Shark

My Father is Trying to Set the World Record for Days Spent Petting a Shark.

The trick, he says, is to just lightly move the fingers. The shark has the frozen, unimpressed expression of all sharks. Are you coming home for dinner? I can’t stop now, he said. It’s only been 9 hours. It’s about goals, he added.
Your mother never taught you the importance of having a real goal.

Nancy Stohlman

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