Clarion West Write-a-thon Underway!

This summer, I’m writing for an awesome cause—and I need your support.

I’m writing for the Clarion West Write-a-thon, the fundraiser that helps support world-class instruction to empower emerging and underrepresented writers. Clarion West is a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing some of the best speculative fiction workshops in the galaxy. It’s run by volunteers and a small, hardworking paid staff, and it depends on the support of the community.

Clarion West Writers Workshop Logo
Clarion West Writers Workshop Logo

Many of you know that I graduated from the workshop in 2004 and since then I’ve published many stories and a novel. I have participated in the CW Write-a-thon almost every summer since 2004 but I’ve rarely asked for sponsorships. This year, the Workshop (a major source of funding for the organization) was cancelled due to the novel coronavirus and we are all pulling together to keep this wonderful organization going.

This summer, I am working on a collection of linked short stories that I stared almost thirty years ago. Of the 34 stories int eh collection, I have three new stories to write and eight to rewrite. So far, I’ve finished the largest new story (15,000 words) and rewritten two. Progress! Of the existing stories, I’ve sold five over the years, one of which is new and will be published next year and another will be republished online at https://Fresh.Ink in September.

I hope you’ll sponsor me and help support my goals and the Clarion West writer’s workshop. A sponsorship in any amount helps, as does helping spread the word to friends, family, and coworkers.

If you’d like to sponsor me, please visit It takes only a few minutes to donate, and it makes all the difference in the world to both me and Clarion West.

Thank you so much!

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