What I’ve Published


Not On Fire, Only Dying – Twisted Road Publications (available HERE and HERE.)
More info HERE.
• Small Press Distribution (SPD) Fiction Bestseller: July-Aug and Sept-Oct 2015
• Finalist, 2016 Lascaux Prize in Fiction

The Worst Kind of Girl [as yet unpublished]
•  Shortlist, Santa Fe Writer’s Project 2022 Literary Awards
•  Finalist, Black Lawrence Press 2022 Big Moose Prize
•  Longlist, Dzanc Books 2022 Prize for Fiction
•  Chapter 1 published at Meet Me @ 19th Street, journal of Arch Street Press
•  On writing the book during Covid lockdowns: My Way Through, at Twisted Road Publications


Whatever Feels Like Home – above/ground press
Review: Cholla Needles
Review: Bear Creek Gazette 
Review: Al Kratz blog

Swap / Meet Space Cowboy Books
• Monkeybicycle’s IF MY BOOK
• Reviews: Read Her Like an Open Book ; Mom Egg Review
• Birth Announcement: Women Writers, Women’s Books

What is ReflectedWorld Split Open Press

A Fly on The StonewallWorld Split Open Press


From the Angels to Snakes Simultaneous Times, Ep. 14
We Have Your Connie Moody Simultaneous Times, Ep. 18
The Ebb Somatic Simultaneous Times, Ep. 29
featured on the album Music from Simultaneous Times by Phog Masheeen
The Two-Faced Miracle of Justice Father Win Simultaneous Times, Ep. 54

Interview Simultaneous Times Podcast, Supplementary Log, Ep. 16

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

From the Angels to Snakes Simultaneous Times: Volume 2 (Science Fiction Anthology)

 Ask The Author: Susan Rukeyser

His Venus – Metazen
• Reprint: FlashFiction.net

I, Deconstructed – Barren Magazine [forthcoming]

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

In Our Isolation – Cholla Needles #69 [forthcoming]

Ingrown Rage – Cliterature
• Reprint: Digging Through the Fat, Community #48

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

Just like LilyTreehouse

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

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

Timeline for DecompositionCholla Needles #45

What is Reflected – The View from Here

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

Yes, You Can Eat Your GoldfishOkay Donkey Magazine

You Were the Girl WhoBlack Heart Magazine


Lust for Love (5) – Interfictions
Suburban Costumes; Layers to Experience; Morning at Market – Gravel Magazine
The Andersons; TreesSPACES
After the CabaretStar 82 Review
FiberEnhance Magazine

Micro Fiction

America, 201650-Word Stories
Dirty Business – Short Fast & Deadly
HUMAN | NATURE – Cholla Needles #12
Scent Memory – Stone Highway Review
A Time to Refrain from EmbracingBoston Literary Magazine

This, That

Five Paintings to Put in Front of Your Face When Your Words… – Treehouse
My Way Through Twisted Road Publications
On deliberately loving ridiculous things
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