New essay; new publication

CoverpreviewA new print journal is entering the literary marketplace this month and I'm very excited to have an essay in its first issue. Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression debuts mid-November with a solid line-up of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

My contribution is a piece called "Nothing Can Separate," which weaves together the story of a friend's funeral and the story of my son's head injury. A friend of mine, Chad Gusler, also has a story in the issue. Some names you might recognize in the line-up include Luci Shaw and Scott Cairns.

Check it out at; click on "Current Issue" in the left sidebar.

If you like what you see I hope you'll consider ordering the first issue, or even a subscription. Doing so will deliver to your door a fresh collection of stories, essays, and poetry, as well as support the vision of this new publication—which is now being funded directly by the wallets of its editors.