My first book of short stories, The Jesus Year, was published in spring 2013 by Insomniac Press.
"Sharp, yet subtle, the stories in this collection have been masterfully polished; they are a pleasure to read." - Johanna Skibsrud, author of The Sentimentalists
"Christ himself died and was resurrected four months into his own Jesus Year; not a single character escapes The Jesus Year without being similarly transfigured." - This Magazine
"The collection is engaging and provocative - a good read." - Broken Pencil
The Jesus Year
The Jesus Year explores the space between joy and tragedy, happiness and despair, sincerity and absurdity.
A husband won't throw his wife a party for her thirty-third birthday; a woman becomes obsessed with re-decorating her familial cabin; a couple's west coast elopement turns dangerous; a father must talk his daughter out of cancelling her wedding; a mother meets her thirty-year-old daughter for the first time; three friends' lives collide at an annual Christmas party; and a downtown couple drive to a prairie church to plan the perfect wedding.
In these stories, the banal details of life crash against momentous occasions, revealing what is hidden, and re-casting what is already in plain sight.