I'm available for commissioned articles and essays, and adhere to the AFJ guidelines (in short: I don’t mix my individual writing/journalism with my clientele). I’m grateful to the editors who have published my work. Support literary magazines and local bookstores. Read voraciously.
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"
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"
Writer's Digest, "Creative Rations"
Kenyon Review, "On Lily Hoang's A BESTIARY"
Southern Humanities Review, "On Jana Benova's SEEING PEOPLE OFF"
"Thief of Your Comfort," Rozlyn: Short Stories by Women Writers (Rozlyn Press, 2015)
Articles & Clips
Foothills Meats blog, “The Movement Back to Local Butchery”
The Dirty Spoon, “Remote Cravings”
The Dirty Spoon, “Never Judge a Meat By Its Casing”
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 Loon’s House: Novel.
Aflame: Memoir centered around my formative years as a street circus fire performer.
Thief of Your Comfort: Collected Stories. Literary fiction. Eight stories of eight women from different eras.
The Dirty Spoon, Volume I: A collection of stories, interviews and illustrations from Dirty Spoon and the Dirty Spoon Radio Hour. Featuring award-winning authors, chefs, mixologists, service industry workers and emerging writers. Co-edited with Jonathan Ammons.
I am happy to provide photos to accompany my articles or work with professional photographers and stylists on a piece. The following are samples of my own photography.