My essay “Nursing 101,” originally published in The Delmarva Review in 2011, has been reprinted today in two publications: The Talbot Spy and The Chestertown Spy. I wrote this piece while studying Nursing and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Many thanks to the Delmarva Review for championing my writing, and to the Spy for the reprint.
My short fiction story “Doreen” is out in Joyland Magazine and can now be read in full on their website.
As The Seattle Review of Books wrote after last month’s Lit Crawl, “Joyland Magazine is built on a contradiction that isn’t one: that fiction is both an international movement and grounded in local communities. They have editors throughout the United States and Canada who are responsible for curating stories that define each region’s unique character, and they publish by the map — stories are grouped and tagged by location, so readers get to know the flavor of a particular place.”
From the same review: “Adams’ ‘Doreen’ (coming next issue) takes a woman comfortably padded against unpleasantness into the teeth of the medical system.”
Thanks to Joyland PNW editor Kait Heacock for picking “Doreen” out of the pile and giving it a home.
I’m very pleased to announce that my short story Do No Harm was a Finalist for Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award.
From their email:
…we really enjoyed “Do No Harm”! Although it did not win this time, I am happy to inform you that it did make the Top 25 list. Congratulations! (That’s the top 2 – 3% of over a thousand submissions!) Be sure to mention this achievement as you send the piece back out into the world.
I am grateful to the editors of Glimmer Train for reading my work and for all that they do. Last year I was pleased to be awarded an honorable mention, and I’m thrilled to have moved up to being a finalist this go-around.
This Thursday (October 19th) I’ll be reading at the Pine Box in Seattle for the 2017 Seattle Lit Crawl. This is Seattle Lit Crawl’s fifth year and there will be dozens of readings happening around the city all evening. My corner of Lit Crawl will be hosted by Kait Heacock and feature writing from Joyland Pacific Northwest. I’ll be reading from my forthcoming short story, “Doreen.”
My flash fiction story “All Hazards Model” has been published in Monkeybicycle.
I scribbled my first draft of this story during a public health nursing lecture on disaster preparedness. I didn’t do anything with those scribbles for a few years, but I loved the picture that had formed in my mind of the risk analysis expert, her tornado-alley sister, and the radioactive ground that was their childhood. I’m happy that those “class notes” turned into “All Hazards Model” and found a home in Monkeybicycle.
My flash fiction story “Extra” was published today in Chicago Literati. You can read it online here.
My flash fiction story “Fastigium” is out in Hematopoiesis Press, Issue 2: Infection. You can read the story online here.
The audio recording of my story “Anatomy of an Education,” published in The Pinch Journal issue 37.1, is now live on their website. You can listen the full recording of the story here.
Special thanks to my friend Michael who had all of the recording equipment and did all of the work for this project. I just showed up and read my story. Seriously, he even brought the coffee.
My flash fiction story, “The Year She Lived on the Bus,” is out in JMWW, a weekly journal of fiction, poetry, flash, essays, interviews, and reviews. “The Year She Lived on the Bus”can be read online here.
My story “Anatomy of an Education” is out in The Pinch Journal, Issue 37.1.
The Pinch is an award-winning and internationally recognized literary journal published biannually by the University of Memphis. Founded in 1980 under the name Memphis State Review, the journal’s name was changed to River City in 1988, and in 2005 it transitioned into The Pinch Journal (named for the historic Memphis ‘Pinchgut’ District) and expanded its focus on creative nonfiction. You can read more about it’s history here. I’m thrilled to be in a literary journal that has published the likes of Margaret Atwood, Philip Levine, Mary Oliver, Donald Justice, Adrienne Rich, Mary Gaitskill, John Updike and Roxane Gay.
I drafted “Anatomy of an Education” in 2010, during my first year in nursing school and my partner’s first year in medical school. At this time, “Anatomy of an Education” can be read in print. Issue 37.1 can be ordered here.