PRESS AND AWARDS
AWARDS & REVIEWS
-Pushcart Prize nominee for “We Had No Woman” published in Hippocampus, 2022.
-Best Microfiction nominee for “Finally Reduced” published in Pithead Chapel, 2022.
-Best of the Net nominee for my memoir excerpt “Far From Forsaken” published in Litro, 2021.
-Finalist, 2022 Housatonic Book Awards for my memoir When She Comes Back.
-Finalist, 2021 National Indie Excellence Awards for memoir When She Comes Back.
-Finalist, the 2021 American Book Fest Best Book Awards for my memoir When She Comes Back.
-Finalist, the 2021 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards for my memoir When She Comes Back.
-Finalist, 2021 International Book 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 Winter 2023.
-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 2014 for “Gibbous”, published in Best New Writing 2014.
-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”.
-2012 Red Fez Pushcart Prize nominee for “What February Feels Like”.
On Being Seen and Holding Space and Writing the In Betweens – Interview with The Writer’s Inner Journey
Daughter Learns to Forgive But Not Forget Mother’s Involvement in Cult – Interview with The Times of Israel
PODCASTS & APPEARANCES
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
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