Publications

Books

Body of Stars
Debut Novel
Dutton/Penguin
March 16, 2021

A bold and dazzling exploration of fate and female agency in a world very similar to our own—except that the markings on women’s bodies reveal the future. Pre-order from Mac’s Backs, Loganberry, Bookshop, Amazon, B&N, and other major retailers.


Living Arrangements.
Short stories. BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City), 2011.

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Fiction
  • Adult Education,” The Master’s Review, February 2020.
  • “Sleepaway Camp for the Education of Young Girls,” The Southeast Review, Issue 37.2, Fall 2019.
  • The Abortion Club” (reprint), SFWP Quarterly Special Abortion Ban Protest Issue, Summer 2019.
  • “Funeral Arrangements,” Green Hills Literary Lantern, Issue XXX, 2019.
  • Break Apart,” Cincinnati Review miCRo series, Fall 2017.
  • “Museum of Menarche,” Ninth Letter, Fall/Winter 2016-7 (nominated for a Pushcart Prize).
  • The Necrophiliac’s Almanac,” Kenyon Review, Nov./Dec. 2016.
  • “The Cannibal Queen of Karr County,” Chicago Tribune Printers Row. 2016.
  • Zoophilia in Four Acts,” Kenyon Review Online, Summer 2016.
  • “The Virginity Auction,” Michigan Quarterly Review, Vol. 55 No. 2, Spring 2016.
  • “Little Rattle Ghost,” Puerto del Sol, Spring 2016.
  • “Taboo King,” Notre Dame Review, No. 41, Winter/Spring 2016.
  • Euthanasia Coaster,” Washington Square Review, No. 37, Spring 2016.
  • “The Abortion Club,” Beloit Fiction Journal, Vol. 29, Spring 2016.
  • “Lost Pets,” The South Carolina Review, Spring 2016.
  • “Lost Pets” (reprint), Animals Among Us anthology (Ashland Creek Press), forthcoming 2016.
  • “No Dog,” Portland Review, Vol. 61.2, Winter 2015.
  • A Girl Walks Into a Page,” SmokeLong Quarterly, September 2014.
  • “Under the Linden Tree,” Fourteen Hills, Spring 2014.
  • “Q&A at the Film Fest,” Tampa Review, Issue 47/48, Spring 2014.
  • “How to Tend a Balcony Garden,” Gingerbread Review, February 2014.
  • “The Last Halloween,” Lit Noir #5, 2012.
  • Chapter 1 of OPAL, novel in progress, Ohioana Quarterly, Summer/Fall 2011.
  • “Return to Stillbrook Farm,” Three Coyotes, Summer/Fall 2011, Vol. 1.2.
  • “Wedding Season,” Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, Vol. 13.2.
  • “To Elizabeth Bishop, with Love,” Inkwell, Spring 2011, No. 29.
  • “Living Arrangements,” American Literary Review, Spring 2011, Vol. 22, No. 1.
  • “The Ballad Solemn of Lady Malena,” South Dakota Review, Summer 2010, Vol. 48 No. 2.
  • “Live Model,” Crab Creek Review, 2010 Volume 2.
  • “How to Speak Czech,” Mason’s Road, 2010.
  • “The Second Rule of Yoga,” The Northville Review, 2010.
Essays/Nonfiction
Poets & Writers Features
  • “Fight for Your Rights: Understanding Literary Magazine Contracts,” Poets & Writers, Nov/Dec 2018.
  • “Digging Deeper: A Practical Guide to Submitting Your Work,” Poets & Writers, Nov/Dec 2017.
  • “Tell Me I’m Good: The Writer’s Quest for Reassurance,” Poets & Writers, May/June 2017.
  • “To Fee or Not to Fee: A Writer’s Critique of Submission Fees,” Poets & Writers, Nov/Dec 2016.
  • “From Corporate to Creative: Leaving a Career to Pursue an MFA,” Poets & Writers, September/October 2013.
  • “The Price of Submission: The Evolution of Reading Fees and Their Cost to the Community,” Poets & Writers, November/December 2011.
  • “The Dotted Line: Navigating Literary Magazine Contracts,” Poets & Writers, May/June 2011.
  • “The Pressure of Young Promise,” Poets & Writers, November/December 2010.
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Select Awards & Recognition
  • Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Literary Awards, runner-up, 2016.
  • Devine Summer Fellowship, Bowling Green State University, 2015.
  • National Gold Award, Short Story Fiction category, 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards), for Living Arrangements.
  • Silver Award, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, for Living Arrangements.
  • 2011 Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant.
  • 2010 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, for Living Arrangements.
  • Sophie Kerr Prize, Washington College, 2003. The nation’s largest undergraduate literary award.