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Times of India Books page, July 18, 2019, from an IANS wire service story, which also appeared in Indian Link, an Australian digital mag.

Front page of the Jaipur Times! July 18, 2019. Glorious photos of Machli.



My essay for the “Research Notes” blog on Necessary Fiction tracks the origin of my tiger obsession and the story of how I followed it to India.



Best writing assignment ever for a tiger-loving reader and writer: I wrote about the 10 best tigers in fiction for Literary Hub.


Three Ways to Disappear
made the front page of the Rajasthan Patrika! Launch day, July 16, 2019

My Spalding MFA classmate Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan and I talk point of view, regrets, plotting vs. pantsing, and what happens when you kill 28,000 of your darlings.


Ranthambore’s blogger
got wind of the book … and seems to be happy about it

Indian magazine Firstpost asks how Machli and Ranthambore gained starring roles
Journalist Prathap Nair and I had a transcontinental Skype conversation about tigers, the role of environmental fiction, and the possibility of hope.


Newsweek features the story behind the story of Three Ways to Disappear
Three Ways to Disappear grew out of a life-changing trip to India. My essay in Newsweek features the true story that fueled the novel.

Three Ways to Disappear Featured in The Indian Sun

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2019 Al Smith Fellowship Award
In recognition of artistic excellence, I received an Al Smith Fellowship Award from Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. It was an honor to be in the class of 2019.

Three Ways to Disappear Wins the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature
Three Ways to Disappear has won the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature, awarded by Ashland Creek Press.

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Three Ways to Disappear Shortlisted for Dzanc Books Disquiet Open Borders Prize
The book was one of five titles shortlisted for the inaugural prize. See the complete list of finalists.