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3 I will be reading from In Light’s Shadow: A Fairy Tale at Baine’s Books and Coffee in Scottsville, VA, at 2 p.m. Come, get a coffee, and/or a muffin, and listen to the story! Publicity is forthcoming. Please check out the store website:


17-19 Literary Guest at OutlantaCon in Atlanta, GA, a reading from In Light’s Shadow: A Fairy Tale


6 Repeat performance! I will again be teaching an afternoon seminar for Writer House, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Flash: A Story! This seminar is on the writing of flash fiction. For more information, please see:

An interview on flash fiction is below.

April 21, 2023 
Warren Rochelle on Flash FictionFlash! A Short Story!
Seminar: Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am — 12:30 pm at WriterHouse

WriterHouse recently caught up with Warren Rochelle to learn more about his upcoming seminar Flash! A Short Story! Here’s what Warren had to say. 

 WH: What characteristics do you think make for the most effective flash fiction?
WR: Some characteristics include:an awareness of the parts of a short story and how all interconnect, discipline, a sense of the story as a whole, an eye for sensory detail.

WH: Could writers in all genres benefit from this workshop?
WR: Yes, I think so, as flash fiction helps writers to think of:the value of concise language; the power of the well-chosen detail (especially for character development and capturing a place, conveying an emotion);the weight and power of metaphor and other figurative language; the intensity of language and emotions; why less is so often more.Also, I would argue that whatever a writer’s genre, one can benefit by exploring another: discipline, tight focus on meaning and language, consideration of what happens when a poem becomes a story becomes a … and so on.

WH: Could students bring their longer short stories and attempt to turn them into flash fiction pieces?
 Yes, and some might do the opposite by later turning a flash piece into a longer story. Both can help the writer to really understand what is necessary in a successful short story.



8 11am-12 pm, EST: Author Takeover, Liminal Fiction. Go to, to see the posts and discussion.


17 5:30 p.m. I will be attending, via Zoom, a meeting of the Board of Directors of Writer House (,  508 Dale Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902. I have been invited to be a member and this is a trial/guest visit


13 A follow-up to previous announcement: I was appointed to a 3-year on the WriterHouse Board of Directors.


1 I will be teaching an afternoon seminar for Writer House, 1-4 p.m., Flash: A Story! This seminar is on the writing of flash fiction. For more information, please see:

7 I will giving a talk at CRRL-Con, a virtual conference on speculative fiction, sponsored by the Central Central Rappahannock Regional Library. I will be speaking on Writing Fantasy, Writing Self: Incorporating the Autobiographical into the Fantastic. I will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. This talk is based on a presentation of the same name that I gave at the Great Writing Conference in London in 2011. For more information, please go to: Free and open to the public.



2 My flash fiction short story, “Ghosts,” was accepted for publication in Clarity, the 2022 Queer Sci Fi flash fiction anthology. Publication date: October 5, 2022. The story was awarded Honorable Mention. For more information:


3 My novel, In Light’s Shadow: A Fairy Tale, was published by JMS Books, in both print and ebook format. The print edition was released in October.


12 My stand-alone novella, Susurrus, was published by JMS Books.



4 Seagulls published as a stand-alone story by JMS Books

11 To Bring Him Home and Other Tales published by JMS Books.

Updated: 12 March 2023

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