My short story The Hills Will Melt Like Wax is due to be published at The Tampa Review (sometime next year). It was one of five finalists in their 2011 Danahy fiction prize, and also got an Honourable Mention in Glimmer Train’s September 2011 Fiction Open.

How I Knew You Were the One was a top-25 finalist in Glimmer Train’s August 2010 New Writers Competition.

You can read a creepy little story of mine over at Matter Press, run by the excellent Randall Brown: How to Pass Among Mortals.

My two-part essay on Saul Bellow, discussing the season I spent reading his novels, essays, and letters, has been published by the Fiction Writers Review. They previously published my critique of Stanley Fish’s How to Write a Sentence.

I have a tiny fiction piece over at Six Sentences, called The Power of Reading.

If you type “dating taiwan” into google, my article on dating in Taiwan, originally written for the ex-pat magazine Taiwanease, was for some years the top result, as well as the most popular page on this site.

I produced a series of articles on studying Arabic in Syria for

Also, I’m the face on the Chiang Mai cooking school A Lot of Thai‘s brochure.

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On this blog, the most popular posts are the dating in Taiwan piece I’ve already linked to, and my analysis of the Christina Rossetti poem, Uphill.

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