“Ocean Mother.” The Emerson Review 39 (2010): 26-29.
“Losing Ground.” Lumina IX (2010): 11-19.
“Dancing Lessons.” Saw Palm 4 (Spring 2010): 117-125.
“Horse Lessons.” trailBLAZER 31:9 (October 2009): 40-42.
“Three Note Song.” South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art 11 (2009): 95-96.
“This Above All.” Vermont Literary Review 10:1 (Summer/Fall 2008): 59-65.
“Wyoming Girl.” North American Review 291:6 (Nov/Dec. 2006): 3-7.
Chapter in Book (non-peer reviewed):
“Women’s Center.” Laramie: Gem City of the Plains. Ed. Mary Kay Mason. Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corp., 1986. 159-160.
Currently Seeking Publication of Full-Length Manuscript
PLUS SEVEN: MUSINGS FROM AN EMPTY NEST, a topic-timely work of creative nonfiction compiled of tightly woven essays sequenced to reflect the disjointed nature of memory and the complexities and conflicts of our emotions, was written for empty nesters, and those who will be empty nesters, so that they may examine and make sense of their own conflicting emotions—the pain and joy, the confusion and difficulty in both raising and saying goodbye to their children—and embrace the idea that loving too much is their only major flaw. I proudly yearn for and celebrate my sons’ eventual independence, but the pain I experience when they fly from the nest sucks my oxygen and shatters my heart. Throughout the narrative, I turn to confident robins, cairns, holy cards, dogs, and a house renovation for guidance and comfort. I never offer advice. I try to provide, with a touch of humor, empathy, and insight, a connection with readers; through our shared experiences, we can at least muse over this question—Why do we grieve our children’s leaving when motherhood was so difficult?