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WORKS

Fiction

  • "Cigarillo Car Ride 1975," Chariot Press, pending.

  • "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow," The Westchester Review, pending.

  • "Things Are Already Better Someplace Else," The Los Angeles Review, March 2021.

  • "Trespassing," The Bangalore Review, Vol. XIII, Issue #7, December 2020.

  • What Makes You Think You're Supposed to Feel Better: Stories, semi-finalist for 2020 New American Fiction Prize; longlisted for C&R Press 2020 Awards.

  • "Heart Blown Through," The Petigru Review, #15, Fall 2020.

  • "Alone," Arts & Letters, #41, Fall 2020; earlier draft 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 Life

  • Provide occasional editorial support.

  • "The Arts Scene: Wintergreen Notes," Book Fourteen, Spring/Summer 2022.

  • "Heritage Ensemble Theatre Company," Book Twelve, Spring/Summer 2021.

  • "The Garden Club of Virginia: Celebrating a Century of Activism and Preservation," Book Eleven, Fall/Winter 2021.

  • "Modern Shakespeare," Book Ten, Spring/Summer 2020; 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:

  • Provide occasional editorial support.

  • "Artisan Portrait: Rebekah Graves - Sculpture," 2015, vol. 1.

  • "Artisan Portrait: Stephanie Williams - Confectioner," 2015, vol. 1.
     

Appearing in Charlottesville Family Bloom Magazine:

  • Provide occasional editorial support.

  • "Going Outside with St. Anne's-Belfield Preschool," Winter 2021.

  • "Educators as Heroes," Fall 2020 special issue Guide to Education.

  • "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.

Essays

Book Reviews and Interviews

(Appearing in Charlottesville Family Bloom Magazine, ctd)

  • "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.

Education

MFA in Fiction, Lesley University, July 2017.

Residencies

Conferences and Festivals

As presenter, panelist, or moderator:

  • The Virginia Festival of the Book, moderator, “Uncertainty Within: Literary Fiction,” March 2022; "The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critique," March 2022, March 2021 and March 2020.

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

 

As participant:

Memberships

Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, the Virginia Writers Club, and Writer House

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.