Bitters in the Honey, a novel - KDP digital or paperback, October 2017. Available here

Semifinalist in the William Wisdom-William Faulkner Award 2014

See book review and reading announcement in The Shepherd Express of Milwaukee here.


Short Fiction

"Open Window" - Grain Magazine, Winter 2018 

"Blue Dove" - The Quarterly, May 2016. Read it here.

"The Gleaners" - Santa Fe Writers Project, Sept 2014. Read it here.

"Interior with View of the Ocean" - Inversion Magazine, Summer 2005


"What to Say to Someone Instead of 'Good Luck'" - Elephant Journal, January 1, 2020. Read it here.

“Reclaiming Your Essence During Illness" - Elephant Journal, December 14, 2019. Read it here.


“Energize Your Writing Life with a 40-Word List” - Guest Blogger, My Written Life, November 3, 2016

Profile of a French Immersion Student in 1977” - The French Embassy of the United States, Higher Education, Arts and French Language, February 2015. Read it here


“Taking the Hijab Challenge” -, June 2010. Read the re-published original here.


“Reflection” - Missouri Life, August 2005


“Ancient art of storytelling faces competition from technology” - The Sunday Journal, September 2000


Short Story Collection 

Little Star of Milwaukee and Other Stories

A collection of nine ekphrastic short stories (four previously published)

Novel (work-in-progress)

The Gleaners

Awards and Projects

The University of Chicago Center in Paris Residency - Sept 2015

Research for The Gleaners


The 2014 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

Semifinalist (Novel)


Chapman University Creative Writing Workshop with Richard Bausch - Jan–June 2013

One of ten writers selected from a pool of 100 


Community of Writers at Squaw Valley - Aug 2008

Fiction Workshops, scholarship recipient  

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