October 31, 2019

My new podcast And Then Everything Changed about the pivotal moments in life and decisions that define us is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, TuneIn, and Stitcher. Each episode is an intimate conversation; sometimes funny, sometimes profound. Learn more here.


August 17, 2019

My latest piece in which I come clean about being a mother with a hate-hate relationship to cooking is in The HuffPost  today!


August 16, 2019

Bread. In a can! The grocery store has so many hidden treasures, so many ways to avoid meal planning, meal prep, and stacks of dirty pots and pans. My new piece in which I come clean about being a mother with a hate-hate relationship to cooking will be out tomorrow!

April 19, 2019

My newest piece How My Childhood Shaped the Way I’m Teaching My Kids About Body Image featuring 3 steps parents can take to help their kids feel confident about their weight and the food they eat is up at Scary Mommy today!


January 22, 2019

My article on helping youth cope with and combat climate change is up today at The Washington Post!


December 29, 2018

I’m so happy to be included on The Rumpus Top 20 of 2018! My piece I Can’t Shake the Guru Bhagwan”.


October 23, 2018

My short piece on self-care is out today in Jewish in Seattle magazine!


August 29, 2018

Mouthy/Messy/Mandatory, the podcast I host with Katie Anthony and produced by Larj Media, is featured in the current issue of Seattle Magazine! If news, pop culture, feminism, and many many tangents are your thing, you’ll love us!

You can listen wherever you get your podcasts!


August 7, 2018

I had the chance to speak with Bill Radke of KUOW’s The Record today about my essays on Wild Country and the effect Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh had on families.


June 8, 2018

Mouthy/Messy/Mandatory, the podcast I co-host with Katie Anthony, has been picked up by The Young Turks Network and Panoply Media!


May 19, 2018

“I Can’t Shake the Guru Bhagwan” out in The Rumpus today is my deeper dive into the personal impact Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the guru at the center of Wild Wild Country, had on my life.


April 25, 2018

My latest piece is out today. Thank you to the editors at The Atlantic!


February 23, 2018

Cake Over Steak’s Sara Cornelius has included Mouthy/Messy/Mandatory in her latest volume of favorite podcasts!


December 12, 2017

Red Fez has selected my story “What February Feels Like”, originally published several years ago, as their story of the week!


November 27, 2017

I’m co-hosting Mouthy/Messy/Mandatory with Katie Anthony, a weekly podcast where we talk current events, feminism, family, funny broads, fantastic dames, and what it’s like to be a  woman right now. Listen wherever you get your podcasts!



November 1, 2017

I interviewed 5-15 year olds for my parenting article ““What Kids Want You to Know” available in print in Seattle and online.


October 5, 2017

My flash nonfiction piece “Funeral” is up at Burningword Literary Review. Thanks to Erik Deerly and the editorial board for selecting my work.



May 12, 2017

My essay ““Not So Glamorous” now available in print or online in Windmill. Thank you to editor Keaton Ramjit for including my work in this issue!


April 15, 2017

Thank you to editors Shasta Grant and Maggie Messitt for publishing my essay ““I’m Sorry About the Dog”in this month’s issue of Proximity Magazine.

March 15, 2017

My essay ““Three Reasons I Could Stop Writing Memoir But Won’t” is up on Brevity Magazine.

February 9, 2017

Thank you Jennifer Scharf of Inside Voice for interviewing me and inviting me to record my essay “Not So Glamorous”.
Here’s a link to the Podcast:
October 9, 2016
I’ll be hosting a reading by three of my favorite writers and reading some new work myself for the 5th annual Lit Crawl Seattle on October 27th from 7:00-7:45 at Zoe’s Events,
1318 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122
September 17, 2106
I’ll be reading new work on Thursday evening October 27th at Lit Crawl 2016. More information on time and venue to come.
July 9th, 2016
Thank you to Hunger Mountain and Judge Robert Michael Pyle for selecting my essay, “I’m Sorry About the Dog” for special mention in the Hunger Mountain 2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize.

June 30th, 2016

Thank you to Randall Brown, editor at The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts for publishing my micro essay “Hug”.

April 13, 2016

Forthcoming publication news:

Matter Press will be publishing my flash essay “Hug” on 6/20. I’ll post the link as soon as it is live.

March 27, 2016

My story ““House in the Woods”  is featured in American Literary Review’s Spring 2016 Issue.  You can read it here:

December 8, 2015

My short story “House in the Woods” has been named runner up for the 2015 American Literary Review Award for Fiction. It will appear online in American Literary Review‘s Spring 2016 issue.

July 10, 2015

It’s up! I am pleased to share video of the essay I read at the inaugural Listen To Your Mother Show in Seattle:


April 26, 2015

My short story, “House in the Woods” has been named Finalist for Third Coast Magazine‘s  2015 Jaimy Gordon Prize for Fiction


April 20, 2015

We are 3 weeks away from the big day. Seattle folks, will you be there?

March 22, 2015

At the first Table Read for Listen To Your Mother Seattle. Show is on May 9th, tickets are available here:


March 8, 2015


Tickets are now on sale for Listen To Your Mother Seattle! Please join me and the cast of women/writer/mothers for this celebration of motherhood.

10% of ticket proceeds benefit Wellspring Family Services.

February 28, 2015

I am very happy to be joining the cast of Listen To Your Mother for the Seattle show on May 9th at 2:00. I will be reading a new piece. Tickets will be available soon!

October 7, 2014

My story “Gibbous” is now available in Best New Writing 2015. You can order it here:

In Print

On Kindle:

September 2, 2014

My short story “Gibbous” announced winner of  The Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose 2015.

July 18, 2014

Reading from my short story “What February Feels Like” at the old can factory in Brooklyn on the the final night of One Story’s Workshop for Writers (7/13/14-7/18/14). Thank you to my workshop group, Marie-Helene Bertino, Hannah Tinti, Maribeth Batcha, Patrick Ryan and One Story volunteers for a singular NY literary experience


June 16, 2014

“Gibbous” named a finalist in Narrative’s Winter 2014 Short Story Contest

February 27, 2014

Had a great time at AWP Seattle with panels featuring the marvelous Hannah Tinti and Lynne Sharon Schwartz, and thoroughly enjoyed the lively discussion of humor in memoir with author-panelists Nicole Hardy, Suzanne Morrison, and Claire Dederer, expertly moderated by Burgien Davis.

February 20, 2014

Thank you Debby Bacharach and Seattle Pacific University for having me as a guest speaker and reader today. I very much enjoyed meeting and working with the writers in your program.

December 2012

I’m thrilled to be nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Red Fez for my short story, What February Feels Like

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