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Trolls are a prickly bunch. Well, more rock-hard, really, but prickly gets to the heart of their mood. They don’t much care for mushbumps. That’s what they call people like you and me. Don't get me wrong. A nice, juicy human appetizer suits them just fine every now and then. They just can’t stomach all the yelling and screaming.



November 30, 2018

In what literary agent Victoria Hobbs described as “a particularly strong field this year,” I’m thrilled to be named a runner-up in the 2018 A.M. Heath Prize for my Young Adult entry, The Rules of Loneliness.

Thank you to Victoria Hobbs and the A.M. Heath Literary Agenc...

November 4, 2018

In an interview published online, the magazine of the SCBWI British Isles, Words & Pictures, discusses my experience winning the Undiscovered Voices competition. Check out the interview to learn about the impact of this amazing opportunity.

July 25, 2018

The literary journal Peregrine has selected my short work of fiction titled "Ten to No" for publication this fall. "Ten to No" tells the story of a border patrol agent whose job of turning away refugees has left him jaded. During the ten minute countdown to no, we lear...

July 4, 2018

After two years of honing our skills in fiction, narrative nonfiction, poetry, drama, and screenwriting as part of the MSt program in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford, my classmates and I presented excerpts from our final projects at the 2018 showcase. We s...

June 8, 2018

In the June 2018 edition of Delano magazine, I join journalist Jess Bauldry in her article "Rock of Ages" as she explores what makes the Mullerthal region of Luxembourg so special. Our journey deep into Mullerthal's forests and hidden canyons reveals the landscape...

March 14, 2018

Over the course of three full days, I worked with the primary students at the European School in Mamer, Luxembourg in a series of workshops designed to teach them the building blocks of a good story. I was blown away by their creativity and enthusiasm! One of the class...

February 25, 2018

Fantasy author and one of the talents behind New Literary Voices, Luc Francois, presents Humonstromous and the Bedtime Stories app in a double feature this month with a full-length article in Luxembourgish and an interview in English.


New Literary Voices: On...

February 19, 2018

With everything from trolls and witches to rockin’ snowmen and kid astronauts to entertain their young readers, working with Little Lights Studio is like stepping into an adventure. That’s why I was so pleased to spend an entire week this month with the team behind the...

February 1, 2018

This month's gathering of Luxembourg Writers Who Talk focused on Creative Writing degree programs. Zoé Perrenoud shared her experiences studying Creative Writing at the University of Wales, and I discussed the MSt program in Creative Writing at the University of O...

January 29, 2018

My latest story, Humonstromous, was recently featured in a full-length article in The Luxembourg Times. Check out the article for details on the inspiration behind the story and more details on the Bedtime Stories app where it is published.


The Luxembourg Ti...

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