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

A Fly on the Stonewall – world split open press


Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology (Editor) – world 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

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

 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



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