My MFA Diploma Arrived

It’s official—I have a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California! My diploma just arrived in the mail. This is a journey I’d never dreamed for myself. I’d like to share my writing journey with you, in case it encourages you. I dropped out of UC Santa […]

New Short Story in Kelp Journal: “The Jetty”

My short story “The Jetty” was published in Kelp Journal‘s summer 2021 issue today! This is my first short story publication, and Kelp Journal is a dream journal, so this means a great deal to me. The story is a loosely linked story from my novel-in-linked-stories, which is nearly finished and which I […]

“Hagar: A Story of To-Day” Featured on

Last fall, I wrote about women writers whose work has fallen into obscurity and out of print for the Los Angeles Review of Books: Ghosts on the Page: Alice Cary’s Hagar: A Story of To-Day and Other Lost Books. I recently discovered a phenomenal website, Lucy Scholes mentions the website […]

New Essay in LARB: “Beheaded”

The Los Angeles Review of Books published my personal essay “Beheaded” this morning. This piece started formulating in my head when my daughter and I were in Europe–everywhere we turned, it seemed, there were monuments to women who had been beheaded. It made me reflect on domestic violence and my […]

Poem in WordFest Anthology: “Evening, McAbee Beach”

I was honored to have a poem, “Evening, McAbee Beach,” published in the 2019 WordFest Anthology . The theme of this year’s anthology is water. I wrote this particular poem while visiting one of my favorite spots on Cannery Row in Monterey, California. WordFest is a part of the annual […]