Litro Best of the Net nominee for my memoir excerpt “Far From Forsaken”.

-Finalist, the 2021 Best Book Awards for my memoir When She Comes Back

-Finalist, the 2021 IAN Book of the Year Awards for my memoir When She Comes Back.

-Winner, Hidden River Arts‘ 2020 Eludia Award for fiction for my short story collection Home Is A Made-Up Place to be published Spring 2022.

Eludia Award

-Winner, Sequestrum Award for New Writers 2016 for my story “The Plan”.

-Special Mention, Hunger Mountain 2016 Creative Nonfiction Prize for “I’m Sorry About the Dog”.

-Runner Up, 2015 American Literary Review Award for Fiction for “House in the Woods”.

-Finalist,  Third Coast Magazine’s  2015 Jaimy Gordon Prize for Fiction for “House in the Woods”

-Winner, The Eric Hoffer Award for Prose 2015 for “Gibbous”.

-Finalist, The Narrative Winter 2014 Short Story Contest for “Gibbous”.

-Runner Up, The 2013 Iowa Review Award for Fiction selected by ZZ Packer for  “Rick’s Wax Hands”.

Of “Rick’s Wax Hands” Fiction judge for The Iowa Review, ZZ Packer, writes: “I loved the voice of this story, but I loved most of all how the author shows how one small moment is all it takes to see the world for what it truly is—as well as for what it never could have been.”

-Winner, May 2012 Switchback Flash Fiction Contest for “Invisible Place”.

-Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2012, by Red Fez for “What February Feels Like”


On Being Seen and Holding Space and Writing the In Betweens – Interview with The Writer’s Inner Journey

Losing Your Mother For The Whole World To See – Interview with Psychology Today

Finding Home In A Cult’s Aftermath – Interview with The Rumpus

Losing Your Entire Point of Gravity – Interview with Hypertext Magazine

Daughter Learns to Forgive But Not Forget Mother’s Involvement in Cult – Interview with The Times of Israel


Wild Wild Country Docuseries, Megalomaniac Gurus, the Mindset of Needing to Belong to Something and Kids Will Fill in the Spaces with Parents – Guest Appearance on Dr. D’s Social Network

Mothers and Daughters: Complicated Relationships, Cults, and Closure – Guest Appearance on Hot Flashes & Cool Topics

Searching for Home in Wild Wild Country – Guest Appearance on KUOW with Bill Radke

KUOW Radio Interview With Bill Radke’s ‘The Record’ – Listen Here On Apple Podcasts

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Hi there! I’m Ronit. I’m a writer, podcaster, teacher, and storyteller. I love the way stories–whether fiction or nonfiction or interviews–bridge vastly different lived experiences and help connect those who might not otherwise have found each other.

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