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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 Fabulists: Novel. A disfigured cemetery groundskeeper desperate for friendship strikes a deal with a middle school student assigned to him for a local history report. But their unlikely friendship could have dire consequences on the people closest to them.
  • Aflame: Memoir-in-essays about my years spent in a fire circus.

Future Projects

  • The Coyote Fields: Novel.
  • Thief of Your Comfort: Collected Stories. Literary fiction.