What I’ve Published


Not On Fire, Only DyingTwisted Road Publications
• Small Press Distribution (SPD) Fiction Bestseller: July-August and September-October 2015
• Finalist, 2016 Lascaux Prize in Fiction


Swap / Meet Space Cowboy Books
A Fly on the Stonewall – world split open press


Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology (Editor) – world split open press

Short Stories, Creative Nonfiction

1 Table, 2 Chairs: uglyCholla Needles #12
Collected in Cholla Needles 2017 Yearbook

About a Month in the Desert Cholla Needles #12
Collected in Cholla Needles 2017 Yearbook

Away and Away, Then To: A MemoirBeautiful Things at River Teeth
• Reprint: The Dreamers Anthology

Believe It, She’s TriedCobalt Review
• Finalist, 2014 Frank McCourt Nonfiction Prize
• Updated, with New Epilogue – Women Writers, Women’s Books

Desert, Mother, Home. Cholla Needles #33
• Performed at Desert Stories XIV, Joshua Tree, CA

 Ask The Author: Susan Rukeyser

His Venus – Metazen [defunct]
• Reprint: FlashFiction.net

I didn’t mean to write this.X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine

ID, please – performed at OUT LOUD: A Cultural Evolution, Long Beach, CA


I Was a Pink Bath BombMojave He[art] Review
• Reprint: Digging Through the Fat, Community #48

Ingrown RageCliterature
• Reprint: Digging Through the Fat, Community #48

Invasive SpeciesAtticus Review
• Collected in Get Lit
• Reprint: Kudzu House Quarterly

Just like LilyTreehouse [defunct]

Listen For What I Don’t SayCholla Needles #33

Mother LiesInk, Sweat & Tears 

Neighborhood Watch, circa 2009Pine Hills Review

On the Edge of Something Else – The Other Room [defunct]

Our Bloody SecretsThe Mom Egg [print]
• Essay noted in review by The Review Review
• Essay noted in review by NewPages
• Reprint: Three Minus One: Parents’ Stories of Love and Loss [print]

Pathological – TOSKA
• revised and reprinted in Cholla Needles #33

Round of BluesSundog Lit
 Included in podcast: Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon #62

Shock on the Salton SeaSanta Ana River Review

Some Kind of ComfortWhiskeyPaper
• Named to Wigleaf’s Top 50 Longlist
• Collected in DISARM: A Gun Sense Anthology

Spray-Tans in the 70sEclectic Flash

SquallSmokeLong Quarterly
Smoking with: Susan Rukeyser (interview)

Square and CallusedMelusine

Stuck ShutFoundling Review

Things Break Easily in My Big HandsLuna Luna Magazine
• Cross-posted at Ravishly

What is Reflected – The View from Here [defunct]

What’s Your Problem with Joe Biden?The Weeklings

With Her Sharp, Heavy WorldA-Minor Magazine 

The Worst Girl’s Best DayNecessary Fiction

X-Rays are My SouvenirsHippocampus Magazine
• Winner, inaugural Remember in November Contest
• Reader’s Choice: November 2011
• Nominated for Pushcart Prize
• Collected in Selected Memories: Five Years of Hippocampus Magazine

You Were the Girl WhoBlack Heart Magazine


From The Angels to Snakes Simultaneous Times, episode #14:

We Have Your Connie Moody Simultaneous Times, episode #18:

Interview – Simultaneous Times Podcast, Supplementary Log #16



Lust for Love (5)Interfictions

Suburban Costumes; Layers to Experince; Morning at MarketGravel

The Andersons; TreesSPACES


After the CabaretStar 82 Review

FiberEnhance Magazine

Micro Fiction

America, 201650-Word Stories

Dirty Business – Short Fast & Deadly [defunct]

HUMAN | NATURE – Cholla Needles

Scent Memory – Stone Highway Review [defunct]

A Time to Refrain from EmbracingBoston Literary Magazine

Twitter Prose.

This, That

Five Paintings to Put in Front of Your Face When Your Words Evaporate..Treehouse

On deliberately loving ridiculous thingsHowlarium

Recipe: Compressed FictionMatter Press blog

Short Stories are a Digestible MealAtticus Books blog

Interview of Grant Faulkner – Necessary Fiction

Interview of Emily Rinkema – Smokelong Quarterly

Review: Apt Vol 2, Issue 3 – Sundog Lit blog

Review: Fissures by Grant Faulkner – Necessary Fiction

Review: The Other Room by Kim Triedman – Necessary Fiction

Review: Search Party by Valerie Trueblood – Necessary Fiction