My short story collection, What We Build Upon the Ruins, was named a finalist for the 2018 High Plains Book Award in the category of short fiction. I am incredibly honored and grateful and honored to receive this distinction -- mostly because it means I get to take part in the High Plains Book Festival, which runs from October 18-20. Follow the above link to check out the entire festival schedule. But if you want to know what I'll be doing, I can confirm that I'll be reading at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 20, at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Local bookstore, This House of Books, will have copies of my book on hand and I'll have my signing pen with me. I hope you can make it!