2022 Mary Mackey Short Story Prize Honorable Mention

My short story--"Nodders"--received an honorable mention in the 2022 Mary Mackey Short Story Prize judged by Gary Turchin. The Mary Mackey Short Story Prize is one of the categories in the annual Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition.  "Some say the world is a vale of tears, I say it is a place of soul-making."  John Keats    Read more

In Celebration of Caregivers

Many thanks to Bethany Wallace for posting this essay written in honor of my lifelong friend, Kim Bowie MacIntyre, and in memory of Kim's mother, Mrs. Patricia Bowie. In Celebration of Caregivers        Read more

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