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Fiction and Essays


"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.

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.

Current Projects

  • The Loon's House: Novel. A former circus troupe, its members scattered across the country, is reunited and forced to face their past when their beloved magician suddenly passes away. 
  • The Fabulists: Novel. A disfigured cemetery groundskeeper and the middle school student assigned to interview him for a history report form an unlikely friendship over their mutual love of falsifying the truths around them. 


Future Projects

  • Flame: Memoir-in-essays about my years spent in a fire circus.

  • Thief of Your Comfort: Collected Stories. Literary fiction. Eight stories of eight women from different eras.