Literary & Essay

My creative work has won awards and been published in newspapers, magazines and literary journals; my memoir, California Calling: A self-Interrogation, was published in 2018 by Hawthorne Books. My writing has been anthologized, including most recently in the 2015 Love & Profanity: A Collection of True, Tortured, Wild, Hilarious, Concise, and Intense Tales of Teenage Life. Here is a sampling of some of my publications available digitally.

The Nervous Breakdown, self interview

75 years after Auschwitz, a Seattle Jew wonders: Are we traveling backward?

Writer’s Digest, essay: “What to do when you’re a memoirist and memory fails”

Powell’s Book Blog, essay: “Border Crossings”

Proximity magazine, Issue 17 “Reuse,” book excerpt

Hypertext Magazine, book excerpt

Dear daughter: This dress code violates you

I didn’t have sex for a year and I’m still married


My Husband was laid off. Here’s what happened to our parenting.

Movie Night

Why There Are Words Sausalito reading (video)

Public reading, “Lucky 13,” November 2015, Ballard Writers Collective.

In place of a third child, a puppy

Back-to-school shopping: Step away from the glue gun, lady

My daughter almost drowned

Summer camp changed my life

Stand in the Middle, a writer’s response to Zoe Juniper and American Shape Note Singing

One question

“Bernadette and Me,” critical essay, Literary Mama

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