Fiction

  • "Things Are Already Better Someplace Else," The Los Angeles Review, pending.

  • "Heart Blown Through," pending, The Petigru Review, pending, Fall 2020.

  • "Alone," Arts & Letters, #41, pending; short-listed for the Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest 2017.

  • "Grown-up Party," Pithead Chapel, Winter 2018; Larry Brown Short Story Award finalist.

  • "The Secret Life of Otto and Hilda,Valparaiso Fiction Review, Winter 2018.

  • "Sweetness," Prime Number Magazine 139, October 2018.

  • ​"Any Other Morning," Change Seven, December 2017.

  • ​"A Trip to Abilene,Skyline 2018.

  • "Stop," Fixional, inaugural issue, Summer 2017.

  • "Regular English," The Raleigh Review, Fall 2017.

  • "Sorry Enough," Gargoyle, #66, 40th Anniversary Issue, Side 2.

  • "No Good," Streetlight, #14, Summer 2015.

  • "Girl at the Gas-a-Thon," Sequestrum, Summer 2015.

  • "Damage," Steel Toe Review, Volume 2, print issue, Winter 2014.

  • "Next to the Fortune-Teller's House,Stealing Time: A Literary Magazine for Parents, Winter 2013.; re-published in Skyline 2016

  • "Swept Away," Valparaiso Fiction Review, Summer 2013; re-published in The Best of the Virginia Writers Club: Centennial Anthology 1918-2018, Winter 2018.

  • "The Famous Poet's Umbrella," Writer's Eye Anthology 2012; first place, University of Virginia Art Museum's 26th Writer's Eye Poetry and Prose Competition. Re-published in Skyline 2014.

  • "Nature of the Sun," Blue Ridge Anthology 2013; first place, Blue Ridge Chapter of Virginia Writers Club annual contest, summer 2012; first place, Virginia Writers Club Golden Nib contest, Fall 2012; re-published in Skyline 2020.

  • "Welcome,Prime Number Magazine 13, Fall 2011.

  • Far Away,” Blue Ridge Anthology 2013, Winter 2013; first place, Blue Ridge Chapter of Virginia Writers Club annual contest, summer 2011; first place, Virginia Writers Club Golden Nib contest, Fall 2011; re-published in Skyline 2020.

  • Nasty,” Pearl 44, spring/summer 2011; re-published on Phone-Fiction.com, Summer 2013.

  • The Model Speaks,” Writer’s Eye Anthology 2010; first place, the University of Virginia Art Museum’s 24th Writer’s Eye Poetry and Prose Competition.

  • “Salty,” Leaf Garden Press # 11, Winter 2011; re-published on Phone-Fiction.com, Summer 2013..

  • “Used to Be Famous,” Blue Ridge Anthology 2011,Winter 2011; first place, Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club annual contest, summer 2010; also placed in Virginia Writers Club Golden Nib fiction contest, Fall 2010, and appears in their Golden Nib Anthology 2010; re-published in Skyline 2020.

  • Baby-Faced Wolf,” placed in Piedmont Writing Institute's Virginia Writing Competition and appeared in its online magazine Candor (now-defunct), November 2005; republished in Skyline 2017.

  • Before the Symphony,” Potato Eyes Journal 20/21, Winter 2000, nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Feature Articles 

  • Appearing in Charlottesville Wine & Country Living

"The Jewel in the Queen City's Crown: The American Shakespeare Center," pending; also provided editorial assistance for the issue.

"The Fralin Musuem of Art: A Vibrant Place for Today's Art and Discourse," Book Nine, 2019.

“The Front Porch: Roots Music Meets Downtown Charlottesville in One of Our Area's Newest Art Venues,” Book Eight, 2019.

"A Virginia Treasure: Explore 6,000 Years of History at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, "Book Seven, 2018.

"The Poetry of Ballet," Book Six, 2018.

"The Art of Conducting," Book Five, 2017.

"American History Guys," Book One, 2015.

  • Appearing in Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings: Vol. 1:

Provided editorial assistance for the issue.
"Artisan Portrait: Rebekah Graves - Sculpture," 2015.
"Artisan Portrait: Stephanie Williams - Confectioner," 2015.
 

  • Appearing in Charlottesville Family Bloom Magazine:

"Above and Beyond: Teachers as Heroes," pending.

"Campfires, Horses, and Bamboo Huts: One Family's Summer Camp Memories," March 2017.

"Breast Cancer 101," October 2016.

"50 Years in the Pool: The Jefferson Swim League Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary," July 2016.

"Local Teen Volunteers Make A Difference: Boys & Girls Club Community Engagement," November 2015.

"A New Type of Rhythm: Learning through Song & Dance with Mainly Music," July 2015.

"Adventures with History: A Summer Camp that Brings the Past to Life," May 2015.

"Making the Best Even Better: The 4 H's: Head, Heart, Hands & Health," and "Let's Party: Secrets from a Local Family's Birthday Vault," April 2015. 

"Real Junior Scientists: Today's Amazing Science Fairs," March 2015.

"Food and Fun with Charlottesville PB&J Fund," December 2014.

"Real Kids, Real Solutions: Exploring UVA's Sheila C. Johnson Center," November 2014.

"Playing Safely: The Latest from UVA's Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Clinic," September 2014.

"Building Confidence on the Track," August 2014.

"Labors of Love: The Many Faces of Birth and Birthing In and Around Charlottesville," May 2014.

"Charlottesville's Music Resource Center: Where Music Lovers Gather," April 2014.

"The Game Isn't Over Until Everybody Wins," March 2014.

"Karate Kids: "Making All Kids Successful -- One Karate Chop at a Time," August 2013.

"Manufacturing the Future: State-of-the-Art Science Labs Launch at Buford Middle School and Charlottesville High School," August 2013.

"Healing Arts for All: Finding Health Boosting Services for the Whole Family," July 2013.

"Sitter Savvy: The ABCs of Babysitting," June 2013.

"Saving the World: It's Not Just for Grown-Ups Anymore,"May 2013.

"Stick With It," April 2013.

"The Best Job in the World," March 2013.

"How to Raise a Nice Kid," December 2012.

"The Play's the Thing," October 2012.

"Going Green at Henley Middle School," August 2012.

"Music for a Lifetime,"  June 2012.

"Getting Ready for Baby," and "Pampering 101," May 2012.

"Turn Your Spring Cleaning into Spring Greening!", April 2012.
"High School Musical," March 2012.

Essays

Book Reviews and Interviews

Education

MFA in Fiction, Lesley University, July 2018.

Residencies

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, February 2020.

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, March and October 2013, July and November 2014, July 2015, September 2016, November-December 2018.

Vermont Studio Center, August 2018

Ragdale, October-November, 2017.

Hedgebrook, Master class with Teresa Gunther, March 2017.

Conferences and Festivals

As presenter or panelist:

The Virginia Festival of the Book, "The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critique," March 2020. (While the Festival was canceled due to COVID-19, we ran a virtual version of the panel.)

The North American Review Writing Conference,"Narrative Tension: The Promises Writers Make," April 2019​.

As participant:

The Writer's Hotel, July 2019

Bread Loaf in Sicily, September 2014.

Virginia Writers Club's Navigating Your Writing Life annual symposium, panelist 2012 and 2014; on planning committee, 2014.

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Summer 2013.

Sewanee Writers' Conference, Summer 2010, 2013.

Juniper Summer Writing Institute, Summer 2007.

Memberships

Miscellaneous Other Media

  • "Write Now at Writers' Colony" podcast author interview, hosted by Chad Gurley at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, posted September 11, 2020. 

  • "Famine Cottages, Ireland 2009" first place, Blue Ridge Chapter of Virginia Writers Club annual contest (poetry), summer 2014; second place, Virginia Writers Club Golden Nib contest, Fall 2014; appearing in Skyline 2015; re-published in Skyline 2020.

  • "Living with Our Muses," for Writer House Blog, April 23, 2014.
  • "What Counts," for Writer House Blog, June 2013. Re-published in Skyline 2014.

  • "Feedback: Where Do You Draw the Line?" for Writer House Blog, July 24, 2013. Re-published in Skyline 2014.

  • "Making Time to Write: Interview with Jody Hobbs Hesler," Marcie Flinchum Atkins' blog, December 2012.