Writing

Short Stories

“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 Girl Who Cried Diamonds” – in progress

A contemporary fairy tale about the beauty and pain of the burdens we share.

“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.

Essays

“Tessentee” – forthcoming

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.

“Blanket Forts for Beginners” – in progress

As children, we love to play house. Yet the concept of home often turns out to be much more complicated than we imagined. This essay explores the search for home, growing up, and the power of imagination.

Novellas

Seventh Night

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.