Writing, Etc.

Short Fiction

“Radio Sky,” forthcoming in Ecotone

“Safety First,” forthcoming in Cimarron Review

“Remnants,” The Southern Review, 58.4 Autumn 2022. 504-515.

“The Moon, the Pyramids, the World.” NELLE  2 (Winter 2019). 43-55.

“This Is Not an Exit,” descant 53 (Fall 2014): 7-17

“When Are You Coming Home?” Blackbird 10.2 (Fall 2011)

“All This History at Once.” PMS: poemmemoirstory 10 (Fall 2010): 113-117

“Wrestling Night.” The Yalobusha Review 13 (Winter 2008): 101-109

“The New Girl.” The Fourth River, 4 (Fall 2007): 50-58

“Meet Me Here.” Gulf Coast 18.1 (Winter-Spring 2006): 12-24

“At the Terminal.” Blackbird 3.2 (Fall 2004)

“In My Former Life.” CutBank 62 (Fall 2004): 42-56

“Fossil Light.” Phoebe 33. 2 (Fall 2004): 98-115

“Any Sign of Light.” Colorado Review 31. 1 (Spring 2004): 34-44

“Start With the Walls.” The Cream City Review 27. 2 (Fall 2003): 31-42

“Water at Midnight.” swamp pink (formerly Crazyhorse) 62 (Fall 2002): 20-28


“Arterial,” personal essay, in swamp pink (formerly Crazyhorse) Fall 2020

“String, Too Short,” flash nonfiction at Brevity 14 Jan. 2019

“Missing Worlds”: personal essay at The Common 21 June 2017

“How to Write Suspense”: craft essay for Publishers Weekly 5 May 2017

Guest Posts

“Paper Love,” Charlotte Center for Literary Arts

Writers Read and The Page 69 Test at Campaign for American Readers

Library Love Fest post

“The Girl on the Wall”: Guest post on The Story Prize blog

“On Making Belief”: Guest post at Poets & Writers


A Writer’s Insight interview at The Southern Review

Interview (podcast) with Charlotte Readers Podcast

Interview, “Authors in Real Life,” on Parnassus Books Musings blog

Interview with Bustle

Interview (podcast) with The Avid Reader Show

Interview with Caroline Leavitt

Interview with MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape

Interview at Heavy Feather Review

Radio interview with Alabama State Council on the Arts

Interview with Prairie Schooner

Reading Room at Shelby Living Magazine