Dinner With Doppelgangers – A True Story of Madness and Recovery, memoir published by Wordpool Press, April 11, 2015. (Available

Adoptive Families Magazine

My Rockin’ Ethiopian Sons,” personal essay, August 2005

“Family Traditions,” personal essay, June 2009

“Pizza, Pasta, and Dabo,” personal essay, December 2009

Bloom Magazine

A Family Without Borders,” personal essay, June/July 2013

Chicken Soup For The Adopted Soul  Chicken Soup for the Adoptive Soul

“My Headbanging Ethiopian Sons,” personal essay, March 2008

Brain, Child Blog

Thirteen Years – An Adoptive Mother and Her Baby Son,” personal essay, November 26, 2014

Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag

Birth and Death in a Microcosm,” micro essay, July 2, 2014

Deltona Howl

“Out of Chaos Comes Art,” “In a Fog,” “The Night Nurse,” “Stranger’s Got a Gun,” and “Summertime and the Livin’ is Almost Easy,” poems, November 13, 2014

Digital Papercut Literary Journal

Making The Cut,” short story, August 3, 2014

Firestories: Further thoughts on Radically Rethinking Mental Illness – anthology

“The Zenith of my Madness,” personal essay, 2012

Georgetown Review Georgetown Review

“When I’m ’84,” personal essay, April 2006

Guideposts Christmas

“Brothers in Our Home,” personal essay, December 2010

Indianapolis Star

“Lorrie Moore takes Wing,” book review, October 1998

In Other Words – An American Poetry Anthology

“A Correction,” poem, 1994

Mé Tis

“Jellyfish Kill,” personal essay, April 2015.

Muscadine Lines

“Enough,” personal essay, 1st quarter 2009

New Southerner

“The Caterpillar Cue,” personal essay, June/July 2006


Terri Cheney book review for Manic, April 2008

Michael Pollan book review for In Defense of Food, February 2008

“Making Writers’ Dreams Reality,” feature, September 2004

“NAET,” feature, May 2004

“My Headbangin’ Ethiopian Sons,” personal essay, April 2003

“The Power of Herbal Medicine,” feature, November 2003

“Squirrels in my Kitchen,” feature, September 2003

“The Stigma of Mental Illness,” book review, March 2003

“Madness & Medicine,” feature, January 2003

NUVO Big Cats “Big Cats,” cover story, August 2002

NUVO Roadkill “Roadkill – Casualties of the Car Culture,” cover story, July 2002


“Roadkill Rod,” in “Sacred & Mundane” July/August 2004

Psychic Meatloaf

“Baby Sisters in the Bassinet,” “Group,” poems, issue #5 May 2012

ELJ Publications, Wild Horses: The Women on Fire Series

“Scrabble Life,” a short story

The Ryder Magazine

“Last Minute Shopping,” personal essay, December 2014.

The Ryder Magazine - October 2014 Cover

“This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land: Bloomington’s Deer Dilemma,” cover story, November 2014

“American Wasteland – From The Family Farm to the Back of the Fridge, Americans Throw Away Half of Their Food,” cover story/interview September 2014

38th Annual Fourth Street Festival Beckons” August 2014

The Barefoot Review

“Lithium,” “We Line Up,” poems, Summer Edition, June 2012

The Four – Cornered Universe

“Roadkill,” personal essay, March 2010

The Petigru Review The Petigru Review

Death of the Sea-Monkeys,” personal essay, September 2007

The Potomac Review

“Between Two Poles,” personal essay, issue 54, February 2014

The Voices Project

“A Bug’s Life,” micro essay, October 29, 2014

“What is the Lesson,” micro essay, September 17, 2015

(T)HERE: Writings on Returnings – anthology

“Other Lives,” personal essay, 2014


“The Snake,” personal essay, Winter 2008-2009

“Mr. Tufford,” personal essay, June 2008

“When I’m ’84,” personal essay, February 2005

“Laughing Out Loud,” personal essay, October 2005

Vine Leaves Literary Journal

“My Favorite Blue Jeans,” “PICU,” poems, Issue #4, October 2012

Work Forthcoming:

Veils, Halos, & Shackles – International Poetry on the Abuse and Oppression of Women.

“Morning Pills,” poem