“The Piano Player” – on submission
A piano prodigy vanishes, but the disappearance doesn’t stick, igniting a cross-country search and one man’s pursuit of answers in the wake of betrayal and personal tragedy.
“Sunseekers” – on submission
What if the sun disappeared and never came back? What if the world got stuck halfway through its end? A family isolated in a dark world confronts years of tension and wrestles with hope.
“The Life Cycle of Clouds” – in progress
Her connection with a mysterious, cloud-obsessed resident at the memory care home where she works leads Grace to a crossroads between running away and finding a fresh start.
“The Changeling” – in progress
A longed-for child is not what she seems, and her mother grapples with the desire to hold on and the pain of letting go.
“Tessentee” – on submission
This place-based memoir follows a family’s return to trespass at a once-loved mountain retreat in the wake of loss and the COVID pandemic. The essay wrestles with the collision of grief and memory and the unexpected shapes they take.
“The Coach’s Daughter Playbook” – on submission
College football is a multi-billion dollar industry that dominates the American social imagination, but few know the human side–the stories of the people who grow up and find their livelihoods and callings on the gridiron. This essay-in-vignettes reflects the highs and lows of growing up in a coaching family.
2018 Rooglewood Press Fairy Tale Contest – Honorable Mention
Ol dreams of becoming the greatest thief to ever live. Better yet, his best friend, Damaris, is along for the adventure. But when secrets from Damaris’ past emerge, Ol finds himself trapped in a deal with the infamous lord of thieves, Ragna, with just seven nights to pull off the greatest heist in history — to steal Damaris back from the dead.