Selected Short Stories

"Monkey Mountain" short story, The Coachella Review, Summer 2019

"Release of Information" short storyThe Chaffey Review, Volume 16

"The Girl in the Pipe" short story, Midwestern Gothic Journal, summer 2017

"Jar of Nails" short story,The Milo Review, 2013

"Bijou" short story, Northwind Literary, Spring 2013

"Russian Lullaby" short story, A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families Anthology, 2009

"Behind Lace Curtains" short storyVoices of Alzheimer's Anthology, 2007

Selected Essays and Articles

"I'm Happy To Disappoint You: A Gen X Girl's Undying Love for Ellen Ripley," essay, Bright Wall/Dark Room, 2020

"The Jodi Huisentruit Mystery: Missing News Anchor Case Remains Unsolved," article, A&E Network Real Crime blog series, 2020

"Online MFA Programs: The Hidden Benefits of the No-Residency Option," article, Poets & Writers, 2020

"The Paperboy Abduction Cases: The Legacy of Two Des Moines Boys Who Are Still Missing," article, 

A&E Network  Real Crime blog series, 2020

"Faces on the Milk Cartons: The Lost Boys of Des Moines," essay, Crime Reads, 2020

"Page 69 Test," essay, Campaign for the American Reader, 2020

"Farm Crisis Kid," essay, Nowhere Magazine, Spring 2016

"If My Book...," essay, Monkey Bicycle Literary Journal, 2018

"January 11, 2007," essay, Past-Ten, 2017

"Writers Recommend,essay, Poets&Writers Magazine, 2016

"A Tale of Two Names," essay, A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families Anthology, 2009

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