Selected Publications

Creative Nonfiction

Author archive at Role Reboot

“Resuscitate,” Hotel Amerika

“Boomerang,” Brain, Child Magazine

“A New and Magical Life,” The Rumpus

“Raising Sensitive Children to be Future Leaders,” Quiet Revolution

“Shame,” Brevity

“Chimney Swift,” Sweet: A Literary Confection

“The Other Woman,” The Iron Horse Literary Review (Listed as notable in Best American Essays 2013)

“Loving Captain Corcoran,” Stone Canoe (Winner of the S.I. Newhouse School Prize in Nonfiction)

“Waiting for My Milk During the Polar Vortex, I Channel William Blake,” The Common

“The North Side,” Phoebe

“How to Euthanize a Horse,” Natural Bridge

“Winter,” Upstreet

“Miracles We Get,” Redivider

“All the Ways We Fool Ourselves,” Waccamaw

Anthology Inclusions

“Against the Pursuit of Happiness.” Going Om: Real Life Stories On and Off the Yoga Mat. Ed. Melissa Carroll. Jersey City, NJ: Viva Editions, 2014.

Craft Essays

“The New Greek Chorus: Collective Characters in Creative Nonfiction,” Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

“On the Ethics of Writing About Your Children,” LitHub (originally published in Creative Nonfiction)

“In Defense of the Confessional: Parenting, Inclusivity, and J.D. Schraffenberger’s ‘Dropping Babies’,” Essay Daily

“More Than One True Thing,” Waccamaw

Pedagogy Articles

“Pennies in My Pocket,” Brevity blog

“My Favorite Essay to Teach: Dear Sugar #39, ‘The Baby Bird,” Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

“Dear Sugar Two Ways,” During Office Hours