Selected Creative Nonfiction Publications

  • Breathing on Your Own: How to Overcome that Nasal Spray Addiction,” in Punctuate.
  • “The Thing with Feathers: My Five Years at a Church-Related College,” forthcoming in The Guardians of Mediocrity: How Universities Use Tenure Denial to Thwart Change, Creativity, and Intellectual Innovation.
  • “Coming of Age with Nancy Drew,” in The Nancy Drew Anthology, Silver Birch Press, Fall 2016. Pp. 77-81.
  • “Detaching,” forthcoming in Fugue, Fall 2016.
  • “Sparks,” Louisville Review, Spring 2016.
  • Composing the Air,” Literary Mama: Writing about the Many Faces of Motherhood, December 2015.
  • “Threads to the Past,” reprinted in A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women’s Travel, World Traveler Press, 2015.
  • “The Baby Room,” reprinted in Littsburgh: Celebrating Literary Pittsburgh, October 2015.
  • “The Baby Room,” in Oh Baby! True Stories about Conception, Adoption, Surrogacy, Pregnancy, Labor, and Love. In Fact Books, Creative Nonfiction Foundation, October 2015.
  • “Gifts,” reprinted in Every Father’s Daughter: 24 Women Writers Remember Their Fathers, Ed. by Margaret McMullan, McPherson and Company, April 2015.
  • “Gifts,” Chautauqua, May 2014.
  • “A Panda Raised by a Goose,” Natural Bridge, spring 2013.
  • Rereading Childhood,” The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature, Spring 2012.
  • Threads,” Prairie Schooner, Fall 2011.
  • “Cycling,” Crab Orchard Review, Summer 2011.
  • “Before and After,” Crazyhorse, Summer 2011.
  • The Art of Losing,” Colorado Review, Spring/Summer 2010.
  • Can This Troubled Marriage be Saved: a Quiz,” Bellingham Review, Spring/Summer 2010.
  • Notes on a Dancing Daughter,” Fourth Genre, Spring/Summer 2010.
  • Still Dancing,” Gulf Coast, Spring 2009.
  • “Running Away from Home,” Louisville Review, Spring 2008.
  • “Bats in the Attic,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, Fall/Winter 2006.
  • “One Mean Bad Kid,” reprinted in Sprenger, Eckkehard, Ed., Previews (An advanced English textbook), German Cultural Institute, Munich: Langenscheidt-Verlag, 2006.
  • A Bogeyman with Supernatural Powers,” My Turn, Newsweek, Oct. 17, 2005.
  • “The Animal in the Walls,” Crab Orchard Review, Winter/Spring 2005.
  • In Another Tongue,” Prairie Schooner, Fall 2003, 5-10.
  • “Someday You Will Go to the Moon,” Literary Potpourri, January-March 2003, 47-64.
  • The One that Got Away: On Memory and Forgetting,” Fourth Genre, Fall 2001, 144-161.
  • “The End of the Tunnel,” The Pushcart Prize XXV: Best of the Small Presses, Fall 2000, 468-479.
  • “The Art of Being Human,” Puerto del Sol, Spring/Summer 2000, 245-258.
  • “One Mean Bad Kid: A Week in the Life of a Writer in the Schools,” Writing on the Edge (special double issue edited by Peter Elbow), Spring/Summer 1999 and Fall/Winter 2000, 154-159.
  • “Leaving Sparta,” Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Theory, and Aesthetics, Fall 1999, 63-68.
  • The End of the Tunnel,” Prairie Schooner, Summer 1999, 181-192.
  • “Ghostwriting,” So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, Spring 1999, 129-141.
  • “Hanging On,” Massachusetts Review, Spring 1998, 51-59.
  • Glory, Glory Hallelujah, Teacher Hit Me with A Ruler: Subversive Children’s Songs, Gender and Violence,” Studies in Popular Culture, April 1998, 71-82.
  • “Growing Up Writing” printed as “Remembering the Magic,” Writer’s Digest, April 1995, 6-7.