Appearing at Wordstock

I will be part of this show which is part of the big Wordstock event in Portland the weekend of Nov. 10-12. Tickets can be found here and it will be awesome!






Sports Writing

I will be covering The Portland Trailblazers again this season for The Portland Mercury. This is an enjoyable job since I enjoy watching basketball and if you are interested you can read my season preview here. My game summaries can be found at 






New Story in Tin House

New non-fiction story in the latest issue of Tin House, titled "Central Booking". Issue can be be found here.





Story in New Moth Anthology

I've got a story in the awesome new Anthology of tales from The Moth.  It's called "The Quest for Chad" and there's a review of the book in The New York Times here.  





Writing About The Portland Trailblazers

I've been spending the winter/spring covering the Portland Trailblazers for our weekly newspaper The Portland Mercury.  It's been a great gig as I get to attend all of the home games and have locker room access.  I'm not a huge sports fan in general, but I love The Trailblazers and enjoy writing about basketball culture.  If you are interested in seeing the articles they can be found here.




Article about my badass mother...

How About a Little Badass Inspiration?


In 1980 my mother moved from rural Maine to NYC with two young children and she slept on a pull-out couch in the living room while attending art-school and working nights. She wanted to make a real and lasting mark on the art world. Now, some 36 years later, this is actually happening.

Continue reading here...




Radio Show on XRAY.FM

I'm co-hosting a weekly call-in show called "Sex. Drugs, and Basketball" on Portland's XRAY.FM, 107.1 or streaming everywhere at - Please tune in every Thurday night from 8-9pm to hear awesome discussions about three fascinatin topics.  Co-host Bri Pruett is the best comic in Portland and poised to take over the world!





Upcoming Portland events...

I'll be defending my storytelling title at this event on Sat. Jan 23rd, 8pm...

and telling a story at this awesome fundraising event for Planned Parenthood on Tues, Feb. 9th, 6pm...

and reading with the excellent Margeret Malone at Broadway Books, on Tues, Feb. 16th, 7pm.  Info here!






"Turtleface" named top ten book of 2016, nominated for Oregon Book Award

"Turtleface and Beyond" has been named as a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for fiction, to be announced at the Oregon Book Award ceremony on April 11th, 2016.  The book has also made several year end top ten lists, including this one.  Yes!





New Book - 43 Monsters, children's version

A new version of my collaboration with artist Chuck Webster is out with Manic D Press.  This book consists of 43 monster drawings done by Chuck when he was a young boy.  I wrote the text.  Get it here!