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.
"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
"4 Ways to Rediscover our Authentic Self in the Blue Light Era" - Elephant Journal, February 27, 2020. Read it here.
"A constellation of selves—embracing life of the mind-body-spirit at Mardi Gras" - Elephant Journal, February 24, 2020. Read it here.
"What the Path to Physical (& Emotional) Wellness really Looks Like." - Elephant Journal, January 23, 2020. Read it here.
"What to Say to Someone Instead of 'Good Luck'" - Elephant Journal, January 1, 2020. Read it here.
"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" - onislam.net, June 2010. Read the re-published original here.
"Reclaiming your Essence During Illness" - Touch Journal, Issue 11, Sept 2011.
Sweet Summertime" - Missouri Life, August 2005.
"Ancient art of storytelling faces competition from technology" - The Sunday Journal, Sept 1999.
Short Story Collection
Wild Hearts Don't Break and Other Stories
A collection of eight ekphrastic short stories (four previously published)
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
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