***My full-length collection, SPIDER LOVE SONG AND OTHER STORIES, will be published by Acre Books--the book-publishing arm of The Cincinnati Review, (University of Cincinnati)--in September 2019! The collection is being edited by the fabulous founder of Acre Books and The Cincinnati Review, Nicola Mason. The fantastic cover design is by Acre Books' Barbara Neely Bourgoyne. The original paper quilt that was photographed for the cover, was created by the extraordinary Oakland-based artist, Monica Canilao. ***

You can pre-order Spider Love Song & Other Stories, here!


Invisibilities and Unsayables, CRAFT Literary, (forthcoming 2019), nonfiction essay

Walks Like a Lion, Redivider, (July 2019), flash fiction *Winner of Redivider's Blurred Genre Contest

The Whispers I Could Almost Hear, The Cincinnati Review, (May 2019), nonfiction essay

Bright Perfection, Gulf Coast, (February 2019), short fiction

The Richmond, Catapult, (October 2018), short fiction, *Selected for Entropy's Best of 2018 Fiction (Short Story)

The Word for Water, Michigan Quarterly Review, (August 2018), nonfiction essay

Kintsugi, Jellyfish Review (June 2018), hybrid flash/poetry, *Nominated for the Best Microfiction anthology, *Long-listed for the 2019 Wigleaf Top 50

Robber Girl, Sonic Boom Journal, (April 2018), hybrid flash/poetry

A Sleepless Portrait, Mary: A Journal of New Writing (December 2017), poetry

The Auctioneer, Mary: A Journal of New Writing (December 2017), flash

Wearing My Skin, The Pinch Journal (October 2017), short fiction

Spider Love Song, Tahoma Literary Review (August 2017), short fiction

I See It All, Gone Lawn (July 2017), short fiction

The Tale of Grandma Sailor, The Sea Shanty Play Anthology (Exit Theater, July 2017), theater

Louise, FRiGG (June 2017), short fiction

She is a Battleground, Lunch Ticket (June 2017), flash, *Selected to appear in The Best Small Fictions! *Winner of The VERA prize!

The Fox Spirit, Hermeneutic Chaos Journal (May 2017), short fiction

The Money Runner, Pithead Chapel (April 2017), flash, *Nominated for The Best Small Fictions, *Longlisted for Wigleaf Top 50

When Bones Grow, The Forge Literary Magazine (March 2017), flash nonfiction, *Nominated for Best of the Net

Lincoln Chan: Pear King, Beloit Fiction Journal (February 2017), short fiction

Anatomy of a Cloud, Typehouse Literary Magazine (February 2017), short fiction

The Unfed, Flapperhouse (December 2016), short fiction

Bebe the Queen, Midnight Breakfast (December 2016), short fiction

This is Me, Foglifter (October 2016), short fiction

Odonata at Rest, Liminal Stories (October 2016), short fiction

Ladybug Apocalypse, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts (August 2016), flash, *Nominated for a Pushcart and The Best Small Fictions

Radiance, Fiction Southeast (August 2016), short fiction

Little Harlot, Smokelong Quarterly (June 2016), flash, *Nominated for The Best Small Fictions. Click here to read my interview!

Ephemeroptera, Necessary Fiction (May 2016), flash

Tentacled, Word Riot (April 2015), flash, *Long-listed for Wigleaf Top 50

Mom's Desert, Identity Theory (March 2015), short fiction

Bug Dot Milk, Prick of the Spindle (September 2011), short fiction

Duck Head, Mill Valley Library Literary Review (June 2011), short fiction

Field Notes, art book, sold in Gallery Route One's (GRO) "Wild Book" art show to benefit GRO's Artists in Schools Program (Point Reyes, CA). For information on current GRO exhibits, visit: here.


2019, "Walks Like a Lion", Redivider, Blurred Genres Contest, winner

2019, "Kintsugi", Wigleaf Top 50, Jelllyfish Review, long-listed

2018, "The Richmond" (originally published in Catapult), selected for Entropy's Best of 2018: Fiction (Short Story)

2018, Vestal Review's VERA Flash Fiction Prize, nominated by Lunch Ticket, winner

2018, The Best Small Fictions, nominated by Lunch Ticket, winner

2018, Atticus Review Flash Fiction Contest, finalist

2018, Best Microfiction, Jellyfish Review, nomination

2018, Gigantic Sequins Flash Fiction Contest, finalist

2018, SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction, long-listed

2018, Reflex Fiction's Quarterly International Flash Fiction Competition, "Highly-commended" finalist

2017, The Best Small Fictions, Pithead Chapel, nomination

2017, Wigleaf Top 50, Pithead Chapel, long-listed

2017, Best of the Net, The Forge Literary Magazine, nomination

2016, Spring Creek Project Collaborative Residency (awarded to artists inspired by science): winner

2016, The Best Small Fictions, Smokelong Quarterly, nomination

2016, Pushcart Prize, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, nomination

2016, The Best Small Fictions, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, nomination

2015, Wigleaf Top 50, nominated by Word Riot, long-listed

2014, Michael Ruben Book Award: Runner-up

2012, Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Award: Finalist

Lambda LitFest 2018