Both Time Out and KPCC endorse Hot Dish, and so do I!

Tracy Moore gave a shout-out to my The Bold Italic essay "Navigating Fringe Beliefs in Los Angeles" on Jezebel.

The L.A. Weekly on Hot Dish: "Attracting a crowd for a literary event can be tough, but Hot Dish founders Summer Block Kumar and J. Ryan Stradal have found a way to make readings more appetizing: Provide homemade brunch and mimosas."

Time Out Los Angeles enjoys Hot Dish's winning combination of "day drinking, literature and humanitarian work."

review  of Monkeybicycle 8  by Joe Sullivan that mentions my story "The New Yorker Fiction Section Presents: Killer Robots From Space."  And another one here.

An interview  on the Monkeybicycle blog about my story in Monkeybicycle 8, "The New Yorker Fiction Section Presents: Killer Robots from Space"

An interview on Identity Theory in which I discuss founding and editing The Foghorn

I'm delighted to be on Splitsider's list of The Year's Best Humor Writing.

And in The Nervous Breakdown's Greatest Hits Volume 3 for my story on the "Last Apartment in Paris."

My story "Address to the Greenville Senior Women’s Club 35th Annual Pedigreed Dog Show by the Mystery Writer H.L. Lemontre " was FictionDaily's short pick of the day, June 2010

A mention on Dadwagon for my McSweeney's piece, "Baby's Touch n' Feel Guide to Russian Literature." And other mentions on Flavorwire, Vulture, The Rumpus, and elsewhere

Winner of the 2010 storySouth  Million Writers Award for short fiction

Included in The Rumpus as one of the "Funny Women of McSweeneys," September 2009

Included in Identity Theory’s “Best of 2006” collection