Novel!

I generally don't like to announce news here in the blog, which I prefer to keep about the writing process and other (neurotic) writing-life ramblings. But I also do want a note of record and to take a moment to express thanks. Here it is: My first novel, Sycamore, will be published by Harper (HarperCollins)! …

When Are You Coming Home? out today!

My story collection, When Are You Coming Home?, officially lands in the world today! Thanks to everyone at University of Nebraska Press and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize who made this happen (here's a post from when I first found out). Thanks, too, to current and future readers; it's a true honor. BC

First book!

About two weeks ago, I got some news that I was asked to keep quiet until it could be announced officially, but it's officially official now: My story collection, WHEN ARE YOU COMING HOME?, won the 2014 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and will be published by the University of Nebraska Press. Um, that prize. The …