The Legacy of Lost Things featured in the New York Times this Sunday, November 30th

The New York Times is going to feature my upcoming novel, The Legacy of Lost Things in this Sunday's paper. I can't be grateful enough to have such a wonderful team of people. Bleeding Heart Publications accepted my novel for publication in January 2014 and only several months later I was flown to Chicago by Hamazkayin to accept the Tololyan Literary Prize at their annual awards ceremony. 

Since that time BHP and I have worked on edits and I've become closely acquainted with my publicist Scott and his videographer Hugh, who both flew out to New York a few weeks ago to film me and then put together the video trailer for my novel. Between working with Scott, Hugh, as well as Holly and Eseel, who are also part of the promotions and marketing team, I'm elated for the release of my novel. 

My website is near completion of being completely re-designed, thanks to my good friend John. And the details of the launch party for Legacy are underway. 

In the words one of my most favorite writers, Truman Capote: "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." 

Happy Thanksgiving!

May 2014

Here is an update about my novel The Legacy of Lost Things that is slotted for release this July:
I had the honor of being awarded the Tololyan Prize Award and attended the ceremony two weeks ago in Chicago. Here is the press release that was published in the Armenian Weekly.

You can read more about my novel on Bleeding Heart's website.

I am anticipating the date of my book release party to be sometime in the early fall.

Upcoming works being published:

My short story "Saved" will be part of a themed anthology "Mother Knows Best" published by Infinite Acacia. 

My short story "The Art of Trying" will be published in an anthology about first-generation immigrant experiences. The date is still to be determined.

Per Contra literary journal accepted my piece "Afterlife", which will appear in their Fall 2014 issue.

December 2013

I've been sharing the exciting news on Facebook as well as via email: my novel THE LEGACY OF LOST THINGS was accepted for publication by Bleeding Heart Publications. It is slotted to be released in paperback July 2014!

Below is a blurb and excerpt from my novel:

In the next few months I will be updating this blog with more information
about readings and other happenings. And once the artwork is in place for the novel, I'll also be re-creating my website. For now, you can still find all my published work at and I am still writing posts on my Facebook page

Things to come:

Although it is still a few months away, First Tuesdays Reading Series is featuring me on March 4th, where I will be reading an excerpt from my novel. 

Per Contra Literary Journal will be publishing my short story "Afterlife" in their Spring 2014 issue.

And lastly, my story "The Art of Trying" will be published by Two-Countries Anthology, which features writers born in the U.S. and raised by immigrant parents.  

September 14

Happy autumn!

Bleeding Hearts Press will be featuring my story "Wind and Glass Behind Us" in the newest issue. Details to follow....

My Sucker Literary blog post about young adult fiction was posted in late July:

There are some wonderful literary events happening in Queens and beyond.

Please see below:

Thursday, September 19th at 7:30pm
Boundless Tales celebrates its 3 year anniversary
Featuring five great writers and two new co-hosts: Audrey Dimola and Devin Doyle.
You can go to our new website: for more details.

Sunday, September 22nd at 5pm
REZ Reading Series at Kew Gardens - Odradeck's Cafe
I will be reading from my novel THE LEGACY OF LOST THINGS, and joining me
will be three writers: Tim Fredrick, Risë Shifra Shamansky, Vickie Byron
You can go the REZ Reading Facebook page for more details.

Tuesday, October 8th at 7pm
WITH SPECIAL GUEST - A reading series at:
The Delancey - 168 Delancey Street
I will be one of several writers featured for the evening
(More details to come)

Friday, October 18th
Queens Council of the Arts sponsors the Queens Literary Town Hall
curated by Audrey Dimola
Scheduled to appear: Boundless Tales Reading Series, First Tuesdays Reading Series & Open Mic, 
REZ Reading Series, Oh Bernice! Reading Series, Newtown Literary Journal, Astoria Bookshop, Enigma Bookstore, and more.

July 11th

Hello all!

Here are my newest updates:

Recently published stories:

"My Girl" in Newtown Literary.

"A Different Street" in Exterminating Angel.

"1998" in Freshly Unhatched

Blog Tours:

My reflections about writing on Newtown Literary's Blog.

As part of their blog tour, Sucker Literary will be posting my thoughts about young adult fiction on July 24th

Other news:

I recently completed The Legacy of Lost Things, the prequel to my novel The Hollowing Moon.

I have two short stories that will be featured in the upcoming months. "The Art of Trying" will be published in an anthology about first-generation immigrants and their experiences in America. "Wind and Glass Behind Us" will be published in Bleeding Heart Publications.

Looking beyond 2013, I will be the featured writer in March at the First Tuesdays reading in Jackson Heights.

My reading series, Boundless Tales, is participating for the second time in the NYC Poetry Festival

February 7th, 2013

Upcoming readings:

Hamazkayin American-Armenian Writers
Friday, February 22nd
Waltz Astoria
23-14 Ditmars Blvd
Astoria, NY 11105

Fireside Reading at LIC Bar
Thursday, April 4th
(details to follow)

Oh, Bernice!
Saturday, June 15th
(details to follow)

December 4th

Niche Magazine published my piece "A Passing Season" several months ago.

Theurgy Lit will be publishing my piece "For the Good of the Whole" by the end of the month.

My reading series Boundless Tales will be hosting writers from the inaugural issue of Newtown Literary ( on Friday, December 14th. Go to for more details.