Review of Melissa Scholes Young’s Novel — THE HIVE

Melissa Scholes Young's latest book, THE HIVE, will be out soon. THE HIVE is the delightful story of the four Fehler sisters and their mother. I immediately fell in love with the women of the Fehler family and found that I missed them long after the last page of the novel was turned. Check out my review of THE HIVE on Goodreads. Teresa Burns Murphy's Review of THE HIVE  Read more

Essay Published in The Opiate Magazine

Happy to have an essay titled “A Culture of Cruelty Laid Bare in Lucia Berlin’s ‘Mijito’” in the Fall 2020 issue of THE OPIATE MAGAZINE. THE OPIATE’S Fall (Volume 23) edition is an unofficial ode to California and all its complexities. The Opiate, a print quarterly literary journal edited by Genna Rivieccio, publishes poetry, fiction, and criticism. Read THE OPIATE (Volume 23)Read more

Short Story Published in The Opiate

I’m so excited that my short story, “Hooks,” has been published in the fall issue of The Opiate. The Opiate, a print quarterly literary journal edited by Genna Rivieccio, publishes poetry, fiction, and criticism. Check out The Opiate. Buy a copy of The Opiate.    Read more

Short Story Published in Chicago Quarterly Review

I’m honored that my short story -- “Naked Ladies” – has been published in the fall issue of the Chicago Quarterly Review. The Chicago Quarterly Review is a nonprofit, independent literary journal publishing short stories, poems, translations and essays by both emerging and established writers. Work from the Chicago Quarterly Review has been chosen for Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, the O. Henry Prize Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Link to Chicago Quarterly ReviewRead more

Short Story Published in The Literary Nest

I’m grateful to The Literary Nest for publishing “Nodders,” a short story I wrote in honor of the #Me Too movement. The Literary Nest, an independent non-profit literary magazine edited by Pratibha Kelapure, is a platform for poets and writers from all across the world. Read The Literary Nest Read "Nodders"    Read more

2016 Jamie Cat Callan Humor Prize Honorable Mention

I'm grateful that my essay “Liz, Mom, and the Witch” received an honorable mention for the 2016 Jamie Cat Callan Humor Prize. The essay originally appeared on Bethany Wallace’s Daily Dose of Gratitude Blog. Read "Liz, Mom, and the Witch"      Read more