in 100 words

This is a story you want to read.

This is a story you want to read.

I write stories. My work has appeared in Oracle Fine Arts Review, West Branch Wired, California Northern, Fourteen Hills, Flatmancrooked, Fictionade, Fiction365, as well as selected anthologies. I have been awarded scholarships from the Tomales Bay Writer’s Workshops and the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and have an M.A. in Creative Writing from UC Davis. In 2013 I co-founded Play On Words, a collaborative literary performance series in San Jose. My story, “Red Tide,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for fiction in 2015. I’m writing a novel set in Spain. I’ve got stories I want you to hear. Listen close.


Photo by the incomparable Lorenzo Hernandez

because you’ll ask

I use two last names: Halprin Jackson. Halprin is not my middle name. That’s a longer story. Maybe you’ll read it someday.


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