At present...

In December 2014, I received an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles.

In June 2015, I earned an Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing, also from AULA.

And now I'm back out in the "real world," looking for teaching jobs and desperately trying to make the little bits of progress required of me to finish my damn novel.

In the meantime, here are some examples of my published fiction and non-fiction.

Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction

The Magazine Man (Necessary Fiction, September 2012)

You Will Make a Change for the Better (Blog project) - Featured on the BBC and named one of their best international blogs

Alcoholism for Dummies (52nd City)

Sexy at the Greyhound Station (52nd City)

Sophomores (52nd City) Essays

Oscar, Please - Empathy learned in my brief turn as a medical actor

Percy - Lessons in perspective from a brief hotel encounter

Rebecca - Grief through the eyes of a four-year-old

A Corner, Turned - A glimmer of hope follows  loss

Good Things  - A BoDeans soundtrack to a life

The Amazing July-Ah  - Can an alter-ego make life any easier?

Feature articles/Columns

I've been fortunate enough to write for a wide variety of publications - online and print, regional and national - throughout my career. Here are some favorites:

"Ask Julia" - Award-winning advice column

"Voices" Columns -

Art Bin: Knitting - Kiki Magazine

A Shopper's Dream: Mall of America - Kiki Magazine

Atomic Cowboy - St. Louis Design Magazine

Taken for a Ride - St. Louis Magazine

Garage Sales for Dummies - St. Louis Magazine

You Can Take the Girl Out of St. Louis - The Commonspace

Ann Arbor, Mi Amor - The Commonspace

Mint Juleps in Little Big Town - The Commonspace

Scotch Treat - The Commonspace

Underground Indianapolis - The Commonspace

Other publications/sites I've written for include: Oxygen, SELF, Bliss, The Knot, ChickLit, Prevention, La Salud Hispana, GoPlus!, LifeSmart, St. Louis Family, and Alive.