Literary Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

"You. There. Now"

Published in Feminine Collective, June 2017.



To be published in Where the Sweet Waters Flow: Contemporary Appalachian Nature Writing, West Virginia University Press, 2018.


“Poet Wanderer”

Published in Claudius Speaks, Issue III: Buried, 2017.


“Ossein Pith”

Published in Eastern Iowa Review, Issue 3, 2017.


“The Die is Cast” and “An Apology Tour”

Published in Who Want the World Like It Is? A 2016 Election AnthologyBirds Piled Loosely Press, January 2017.


"Strangers On The Road"

Published in Circa, April, 2016.


Unanswered: An Essay on Research” 

Published in Copperfield Review, February 2016.



Finalist for the 2015 Dana Award for the Novel.



Short-listed for the 2016 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award, Wexford, Ireland.


"Way Out Farm"

Honorable mention for the 2016 Leap Frog Press Fiction Contest (for a novella).


"Dear John, I've Fallen for a Dog"

Short-listed for Fish Publishing 2013/14 Short Story Prize; published in Chautauqua (UNCW), Volume 11, 2014, under the title “Sirius.”

“All God's Children Gonna Take A Ride”

Awarded second place in the 2014 Virginia Golden Nib short story competition (chapter level); designated a “Highly Recommended” work in Ireland’s 2014 Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize competition; published in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers (Shepherd), Volume 7, 2015; nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize.

"Moving Day"

Long-listed for Anam Cara Short Fiction Contest (2012); published in Mom Egg Review, Volume 12 (2014).

"Into the Air"

Won first place, Writerhouse/C-Ville Creative Nonfiction Contest (2014), and published in C-VILLE WEEKLY newspaper.

“The Waiting Room”

Published in Mom Egg Review, Volume 13 (2015).

“John Harrington”

Published in Irish America magazine, Vol. 30 Issue 2 (2015).

“Watching—The Fall”

Long-listed for Fish Publishing Short Memoir Contest (2013); published in Portland Review, web feature (2015).


She'd Like A Fish, Without Water” 

 Published in The Washington Post, Metro section, “With Apologies to Art Linkletter” column (2008).