Welcome. I am a writer, editor, and writing teacher based in Hawaii. I write fiction, narrative and journalistic nonfiction, work as a freelance writer and book editor, and work at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

My stories, essays, and columns have appeared in over 43 magazines and journals.

I've published two collections of short stories, Gravity (2009) and Cruel Stars (2017).

This newsletter is mostly dedicated to writing about politics and media, travel essays, creative non-fiction, discussions about books and movies, the MFA experience, publishing, and work I’ve already placed in magazines. But I might write anything.

Most of the current content is free; though, old posts get automatically paywalled by Substack. Subscribing is merely a way to tip me for this work or dig into my archives here. I do post drafts of stories and chapters (often before they go out to magazines) as exclusive content. And, in the coming months, I plan to start a podcast here where I read poems and stories and sometimes comment about the things I’ve written or may soon write.

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I write every day and publish all over the internet as well as in physical magazines and journals. If you like my writing, you can follow here to stay current with everything I do.


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