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

Short Story Published in Evening Street Review

I am pleased that my short story, "Vampire Night," has been published in the Autumn, 2016 issue of Evening Street Review. Evening Street Review is published twice a year by Evening Street Press in Sacramento, CA.Read more

Energizing Author Visit

It was so energizing visiting with the students in Mr. Boyer’s fifth grade classroom in the Fairfax County Public Schools on June 9. We discussed my middle grade novel, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?  Many thanks to these fifth graders for welcoming me into their classroom and sharing their thoughts with me.Read more

Short Story Published in Stirring: A Literary Collection

I am delighted that my short story, “Neat Life With Scars,” has been published in the May 2016 issue of Stirring: A Literary Collective. Stirring is a monthly literary magazine that publishes poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and photography. Read Stirring: A Literary Collection Read "Neat Life With Scars"        Read more

Essay Published in Rkvry Quarterly Literary Journal

I am thrilled that my essay, “Peeling Away the Mask,” has been published in Rkvry Quarterly Literary Journal. Rkvry, an online journal edited by Mary Akers, publishes essays, poetry, fiction, and art. The Spring 2016 “Hurricane” issue is beautifully illustrated by Lori McNamara. Read Rkvry Read "Peeling Away the Mask"      Read more