A rather existential question, I think we can all agree.
For the past few years, I have been immersed in literary fiction, with my latest project being a novel, Ahnwee Days, a satire on the perils of small-town life. My short stories have appeared in seventeen literary magazines and anthologies, most recently American Fiction 14, and Hunting in the Dark was published as a “flash novel” by Bartleby Snopes (Oct 2014). Thus far, I have been a finalist for five short story contests and counting. **sigh** One the bright side, my one-act, Manfinders.com, was the Metropolitan State University playwriting contest back in 2003.
Regarding non-fiction, I am the author of Bi America: Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community, a book about the bisexual community and the bisexual experience. My work is or has appeared in the Handbook of LGBT Elders (Debra A. Harley and Pamela B. Teaster Editors, Springer 2016), the Lambda Book Report, reviewing LGBT books of note, the Journal of Bisexuality, and the now defunct GLBT Press paper in the Twin Cities. I am a former columnist for Lavender Magazine in Minneapolis, with For Whom The Bill Tolls looking at LGBT community groups in the Twin Cities and In the Pink, examining LGBT health. I have also been published in the Star Tribune.
Something new is publishing and editing. I am the founder of Flexible Press, a new little publisher dedicated to supporting authors, communities, and mission-driven non-profits through story. Starting with my own Tales of Block E collection, in 2018 we published Lake Street Stories, 12 short stories about South Minneapolis’s main street. Next, in July 2019 we are publishing Under Ground by Megan Marsnik, which was serialized in the Star Tribune in 2015. Also coming this fall will be Home, an anthology asking the question: what does “home” mean to you?
I do other stuff besides write and publish; although, it doesn't seem like it sometimes. Depending on the day and the weather, I can be found hiking in state parks, working out at the Y, or just hanging out at one of about twenty coffee shops I frequent.
And I have a real job: I am currently employed as a communications professional.