Hey friends! Popping in to share what's been happening this fall. I'm still working out the best space and way to share what I write, so thanks for reading my sporadic updates. Currently home in Santa Barbara for Christmas, spending the week reading and jumping in the ocean and going for beach walks and recovering from a stomach bug (yikes). And thanking God for clear skies in this city after two weeks of smoke and evacuations from the Thomas Fire .
Here's what I've been writing lately:
- An essay for The Millions on Too Much and Not in the Mood, a book I loved and which taught me about particularity in writing. (Another fun thing: my essay was quoted in this round-up—first time for everything!)
- "A Farmstand for Everyone": an article exploring the rise of pay-what-you-can farm stands and dignified food access for Civil Eats. This was a fun one; I got to talk to smart and interesting farmers around the country about ways they are feeding their communities.
- My essay on sacred carnality and Mary Karr (my spiritual/literary hero, etc.) is forthcoming in the January issue of Brevity Magazine, a lit journal I've loved for a long time.
- This piece about running, my first marathon, and my mom appeared in Runner's World in October.
- I've been working on a story series with Edible San Diego about local food nonprofits. The first part of this series appears in the January issue, so if you live in San Diego, pick one up!
- Lastly, I wrote a piece about emigration and rural farmers in Oaxaca. The piece came out in the August print issue of Sojourners, but you can read the intro here.
This fall I also joined the literary journal Saint Katherine Review as an assistant editor along with some of my beloved MFA cohort (heyyy Erin and Drew!).
And, our Nations team been doing lots of scheming and planning. We pushed back Volume 4 production in order to focus on laying some foundation for 2018, and I'm so excited about what's to come. We're dreaming about new stories, reformers to feature, and a better, more vibrant online magazine. It's gonna be good.