When I interviewed the dazzling Carmen Maria Machado,we talked about the stories in her acclaimed collection Her Body and Other Parties, writers getting paid, haunted malls and motels and other liminal spaces, and much more. "How the Voice Outlives the Body: A Conversation with Carmen Maria Machado" was featured in The Miami Rail's summer 2018 issue.
This essay about how I started reading John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee novels, and what I see in rereading them now, was published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune as one of their "John D. and Me" series of writers' responses to MacDonald's work, part of Sarasota's celebration of MacDonald's centennial year.
Essays & Features
"What Editors Want"
"Angles of Belonging," about having grown up in NJ, being a "Florida writer," and the many ways characters can connect to place, is at Lisa Romeo Writes.
"My Writing Process: A Tango," a personal essay, appeared in TSP, the Story Prize Blog.
"Serenity, Not Now," a personal essay about the weird inappropriateness of Mother's Day Cards when you're the mother of a young child was published in the Sun-Sentinel.
Scar Tissue has been accepted for publication in Issue # of The Hong Kong Review. More information coming soon.
Clothing & Memory
"Black Velvet" was published in the inaugural issue of The Written Wardrobe. The issue made its debut with a reading at the AWP in Washington DC in 2011, and was published within the Modcloth website. (The issue archive is not online at present.)