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Fiction and Essays
- [PANK]: "Ways to Swim"
- Matchbook Literary Magazine: "The Window"
- The Other Room Journal: "That Year"
- Drunken Boat: "Everyone's Place"
- Eunoia Review: "Thief of Your Comfort"
- Revolution House: "En Dedans"
- Atticus Review: "Three Memories of Which I Am Fairly Certain"
- Fwriction Review: "Preparation" (an excerpt from The Fabulists)
- Blue Lake Review: "Lulworth"
- The Great American Lit Mag: "when spring arrives"
- McSweeney's Internet Tendency: "Dante and Virgil Go Grocery Shopping"
- Prick of the Spindle: "A Theory of Mine"
- Arcadia Magazine: "Wrapping Paper" **nominated for The Pushcart Prize
- [PANK] Magazine: Author Interview
- Ploughshares: "Literary Boroughs--Asheville, NC"
- The Daily Muse: "Five Career Lessons I Learned As a Circus Performer"
- Prime Number Magazine: "Before and After"
- The New York Times: "Giving Up a 3-D Printed Prosthetic for a Different Vision of Perfect"
- Brain, Child Magazine: "The Other Man"
- The Millions, "Nine Modern Literary Letter Collections For The Curious Reader"
- Writer's Digest, "Creative Rations"
- Kenyon Review, "On Lily Hoang's A BESTIARY"
- The Rumpus, "Bodies Testing Boundaries: Dalia Rosenfeld's THE WORLDS WE THINK WE KNOW"
"Thief of Your Comfort," Rozlyn: Short Stories by Women Writers (Rozlyn Press, 2015)
Yours Truly: Craft Lessons from Letters
A monthly column I wrote for Arcadia Magazine's Online Sundries. Each column examines an author's collected correspondence and extracts tips and insight for contemporary writers.
- Your Ever-Loving Monster Child (Truman Capote)
- A Bewildering and Stupendous Dream (John Cheever)
- The Unerring Taste (Alice B. Toklas)
- Coupla Fine Fellows (Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg)
- Be Anything But an Architect (Kurt Vonnegut)
The Dirty Spoon: Food Culture
As Editor-at-Large for Dirty Spoon, a blog on food culture known for its multi-chapter essays and original comics, I occasionally write the shorter essay between our featured writers' longer works.
- The Fabulists: Novel. As the clock ticks down to the new Millenium in the economically-impoverished town of Grayson, North Carolina, a disfigured cemetery groundskeeper desperate for friendship strikes a deal with a middle school student assigned to him for a local history report. What begins as a trade of anecdotes between the two evolves into a full-blown tale of epic embellished proportions covering a half century. As the history report spins out of control and becomes an imaginary respite from the harsh reality of Grayson, the unlikely alliance between Henry and Emma could have dire consequences for the people closest to them.
- Aflame: Memoir-in-essays about my years spent in a fire circus.
- The Loon's House: Novel. Returning to Emma Wright seven years after she appears in The Fabulists, The Loon's House follows a grieving Emma in the wake of her parents' death, and the strange journey that begins when she inherits a mysteriously abandoned house on a small lake island in New Hampshire. There, she meets her new guardian: an eclectic aunt who is not who she seems.
- Thief of Your Comfort: Collected Stories. Literary fiction. Seven stories of seven women from different eras.