Writing Highlights

An abbreviated CV

Short Stories

Amarillo Bay (Fiction, Fall 2021) — “Homegoing”

Writer’s Block Magazine (Fiction, Spring 2021) — “Visiting the Dead”

Jack Straw Writers Anthology Volume 25 (Fiction, 2021) — “No Way Home”

Spindrift Magazine (Fiction, Spring 2021) — “The Children’s Theogony”

Adelaide Literary Magazine (Fiction, Spring 2021) — “Cardboard Islands”

Crosscurrents (Fiction, Spring 2021) — “Stop Calling Here”

Oddville Press (Fiction, 2020) — “Passing Through”

The Mark Literary Review (Fiction, 2020) — “The Incinerated Life”

Spindrift Magazine (Fiction, 2020) — “Heartbreak 17”

Crosscurrents (Fiction, Spring 2020) — “Abrasion”

The Year: Anthology Crack of the Spine (Fiction, 2020) — “Aperture”

The Heartland Review (Fiction, 2019) — “Whiskers”

Spindrift Magazine (Fiction, Spring 2019) — “Prayers for the Dead”

Crosscurrents (Fiction, Spring 2019) — “Seven Sorrows”

Spindrift Magazine (Poetry, Spring 2018) – “Demarcation” and “Trafficking”

Unsolicited Press (Short Fiction Collection; 2018) This Endless Road

Cleaver Magazine (Craft Essay: Winter 2017) – Winter 2017

Unsolicited Press (Short Fiction Collection; November 2016) –

The Filled In Spaces

Compose (Fiction; October 2016) – “Shepherding”

Bitterzoet (Fiction; October 2016) – “The Filled In Spaces”

Eunoia (Fiction; September 2016) – “Geometry of Solitude”

Five To One (Fiction; August 2016) – “The Box She Would Fit Into”

Section 8 (Fiction; June 2016) – “They Say”

Inlandia (Fiction; May 2016 ) – “We Live Here Now”

East Bay Review (Fiction; May 2016) – “Inevitable”

Across the Margins (Fiction; April 2016) – “This Endless Road”

Writers’ Block Magazine (Fiction; Issue 27, March 2016) – “Potential Truth”

Antithesis Magazine (Craft Essay: Summer 2016) –

“Why I Like Rejection Letters”

Prime Number Magazine (Fiction; January-March 2015) – “Short Run”

  Floyd Moonshine Magazine (Fiction; Issue 5.1 Winter 2013) – “Off the Tracks”

Quiet Stories (Fiction; Vol 2, Issue 1, 2012) – “Oxygen”

Husk Literary Magazine (Fiction, Spring 2012) – “Evidence of Life”

and “Personal Effects”

  Fiction Daily (Fiction; January 2012; Reprinted) – “Fix”

Prick of the Spindle (Fiction; Vol 5.3 September 2011) – “Fix”

LineZero Magazine (Fiction, 2011) – “Radio Traffic”

Dilate Magazine (Poetry; Issue 6, 2010 ) “Coloring the Distance”

The Portland Review (Fiction; Vol 54, Issue 3, Spring 2008) – “Stills”

Pindeldyboz.com (Fiction) –“The Placement of Things”

Ink Collective (Fiction, Vol 4) – “The Way We Touch”

34th Parallel (Fiction; Premier Issue) – “Backwards is Memory”

The Local Writer One (Fiction; Anthology) – “Red Taillights”

Apt Magazine (Fiction; Issue 8) – “Strangers in Passing”

From the Ground Up (Fiction Issue 4) “The Placement of Things”

Letter X Magazine (Fiction, Vol. 1) “Memory Machines”;

And (Fiction Vol. 3) “Revelations.

Zygote in My Coffee — (Fiction, Online) “Untitled”

cafeirreal.com – (Fiction; Issue 15) “Liquid Hotel”

syntax.com – (Fiction; Issue 5) “Anyday’s Child”

Conferences

University of Iowa Summer Writers’ Program (2005); Juniper Summer Workshops at University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005); Tin House Summer Workshops (2007, 2008); Naropa Summer Writers’ Conference; Richard Hugo House (2003-2008); Master Class with Margaret Atwood (2018); Master Class with Billy Collins (2019)

Fellowships, Volunteer Work, & Mentorships

Site Coordinator, Arts and Equity Faculty Lead Community Shoreline Community College 2020-2021

Mentor, Origins Project, Shoreline Community College 2021

Fellow, Jackstraw Writers Program, Seattle, WA 2021-2022

Craft Talk: Writing in Traumatic Times: Shoreline Community College 2020

Author Spotlight: WITS at Hamilton International Middle School 2019

Craft Talk: Dialogue; Nanowrimo; Shoreline Community College 2019

Craft Talk: Dialogue; Nanowrimo; Shoreline Community College 2018

Reading: It’s About Time Series: Guest Fiction Author “Filled In Spaces” Winter 2017

Craft Talk: It’s About Time Series: “Authenticity in Fiction” Winter 2015, Ballard Public Library

Accuracy Judge, Poetry Out Loud Competition, Spring 2014

Volunteer, Seattle Writers-In-The-Schools Program, Fall 2010, Spring 2012

Volunteer, Workshop Tutor, 826 Seattle Writing Center, 2007–2008

Hollins Undergraduate Literary Award: Volunteer Reader, Fiction 2010 Hollins MFA Reading Series: organizer and MC 2009-2010
Hollins Critic, Literary Magazine: Volunteer Reader 2009-2010

Contests and Awards

Line Zero, Editor’s Choice Award 2011 “Radio Traffic”
AWP Intro Journals Project, Hollins Representative, 2008 “Without Goodbye”

Hugo House End of Term Reading, Finalist, Winter 2007 “Borders”
Glimmer Train Short-Story Award for New Writers, Finalist, Fall 2007 “Stills”

Hugo House End of Term Reading, Finalist, Fall 2007 “The Way of Things”

Instruction

Associate Faculty, Edmonds College Fall 2018-Present
Courses Taught: English 101 and English 102
Associate Faculty, Shoreline Community College, Fall 2016-Present
Courses Taught: English 101, English 101 Honors, English 102,
English 271/272 Poetry
Curriculum Consultant, Public Allies (Short Term Contract), 2016
Teaching Artist, Seattle Writers-In-The-School (WITS),
TOPS School (K-8), 2012-2017; Broadview Thompson, 2015;
Camp WITS, Summer 2017
Instructor, Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop
“Forays in Storytelling: Elements of Short Fiction”
Fall 2014; Spring 2015
Instructor, Kid Stage at Village Theatre
“Kidstage Originals: Your Stories On Stage”, Spring 2014
Teaching Artist, Cornish College of the Arts
“Screenwriting Intensive” (Summer 2016)
“Screenwriting Intensive” (Summer 2015)
“Play On: An Introduction to Playwriting” (Summer 2014)
Educational Consultant, University Tutoring, 2013-2020
Assistant Director, Associates in Tutoring and Academic Consultation, 2010-2013
Guest Author, Field’s End, “Saying the Unsaid” (Roundtable Discussion), 2011
Volunteer Instructor, Richard Hugo House "Write-O-Rama” 2010, 2011, 2012
Teaching Fellowship, Hollins University
English 141 “Poetry and Short Fiction” 2009-2010
(Designed and taught two sections of English 141; preparation included a year long practicum and mentorship)

Education

MicroMasters, Instructional Design, University of Maryland, online 2021
Higher Education Teaching Certificate, Harvard University, online, 2020
MFA Creative Writing, Hollins University, Roanoke, Va, 2010
TESL Certificate, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Wa, 2007
BA English (Creative Writing), University of Washington, Seattle, Wa, 2002