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

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