I’m really happy to announce that a short story of mine was published by The James Franco Review today! This is the first time I’ve ever had a full-length story published anywhere — most of my published writing has been poetry and opinion pieces for various media, in addition to my music. I really hope you enjoy it! I’m especially proud to have been chosen by guest editor Ryka Aoki, one of the best writers of fiction out there right now. Read it for free at https://thejamesfrancoreview.com/2016/09/29/fiction-by-mya-byrne/.
Here’s what Ryka said about my story on the JFR site today. Totally humbled.
— Read Mya Byrne’s “Chain of Rocks,” and find neither a strident nor a self-deprecating account of injustice and economic poverty. Instead, witness Byrne evoking a rich, almost musical narrative that finds an improbable abundance within itself—in its own fiber, its own need and emerging fertility. — Ryka Aoki
Oct 7, bass for The Homobiles at El Rio, SF
Oct 8, Mya & friends — full band show! Benefit for Transgender, Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project, at Oscar Wilde House, University of California, Berkeley, with He∆rtillery