AWARDS (...humble brags)
SWARM THEORY's awards include an Honorable Mention in Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Awards, a Silver Medal for Best First Book - Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs), and First Place for Regional Fiction – Midwest from the National Indie Excellence Awards.
SWARM THEORY wins a National Indie Excellence Award: Regional Fiction - Midwest!
SWARM THEORY wins an IPPY – tied for second place in the 'Best First Book - Fiction' category!
SWARM THEORY named one of the BEST 21 BOOKS OF 2016 by PANK.
I'm not even kidding about PANK. See it for yourself HERE.
Seriously. This happened.
Read a beautifully written and spot-on review of Swarm Theory by Jessie Vail Aufiery in The Literary Review HERE.
Honored and humbled: SWARM THEORY named Chicago Writers Association 2016 Book of the Year finalist alongside Gint Aras (The Fugue) and Martin Seay (The Mirror Thief).
I danced a little jig after finding out about this too.
Loved talking writing with Zinta Aistars (WMUK, Southwest Michigan Public Radio). Listen HERE.
What a great evening of literary readings and performances (August 18) during Chicago's first annual Lit Crawl. Plus, I got to pontificate about the book that changed my life. I chose Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich.
Powell's included SWARM THEORY in their Midyear Roundup: The Best Books of 2016 So Far (and I'm doing a little jig).
Lauren Stacks interviewed me for the Chicago Review of Books.
Karen Halvorsen Schreck (Broken Ground) interviewed me for BELT Magazine.
NEWCITY's Jael Montellano interviewed me about SWARM THEORY in NewCity's street LIT50 2016 edition.
The Nervous Breakdown published an excerpt from Swarm Theory and this SELF INTERVIEW.
Jeremy Mikula and The Chicago Tribune included me in their weekly lit roundup.
Powell's Books (Hawthorne store in Portland) chose Swarm Theory as a Staff Pick!
Big thanks to The Review Review for capturing Hypertext Magazine's spirit in this interview.
Here's a video about my collaboration with Polly Mills (Northeastern Illinois University), Sybil Madison-Boyd and Jennifer Steele (Digital Youth Network), and the City of Chicago Young Author Playlist. This video was produced by the amazing Nat Soti.
And here's an article about the collaboration.
Hear me read a section of my short story "Undesirable Interruptions" published by The Roanoke Review.
Hear me read a section of the short story "Undesirable Interruptions" on The Roanoke Review.