Recent Publications and Awards

  • “You Scan,” Short Fiction in Southern Women’s Review, March 2017. www.southernwomensreview,com. Story previously was a finalist and honorable mention at Carolina Woman writing contest.
  • “Counting My Losses,” Creative Non Fiction Essay in the online magazine Modern Creative Life. March 2017.  http://www.moderncreativelife.com/
  • “Northeast to Down East: Four Diverse North Carolina Writers Revisit Their NCLR Interviews.” Invited Essay for the 25th Anniversary Issue Online of North Carolina Literary Review. Launched February 2016. https://issuu.com/eastcarolina/docs
  • “Back to the Garden,” Creative Non Fiction Essay on the Art House America Blog, June 2016. http://www.arthouseamerica.com/blog/back-to-the-garden.html
  • Visiting Research Scholar in Residence at the CS Lewis Kilns Study Center in Oxford, England. December 2016. http://www.cslewis.org/ourprograms/thekilns/
  • “Apples in Winter,” Finalist and Honorable Mention, Carolina Woman Magazine 2016 Poetry Prize. Published in the 2017 winter issue.  http://www.carolinawoman.com/
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts: Fellowship and Writing Residency, March 2016. http://www.vcca.com/main/index.php
  • R. Randy Rice Service Award, statewide award for Residence Life faculty.
  • Excerpt from WWII Novel in Progress about NC Outer Banks (Working Title: The Art and War of Island Secrets) won a second scholarship to the Key West Literary Seminar’s 2015 workshop with Lee Smith which, after revising and expanding, was then submitted for VCCA Fellowship Application.
  • “Keeping the Feast,” Creative Non Fiction/Memoir Essay in Art House America, July 2015. http://www.arthouseamerica.com/
  •  “Consider the Oven,” Creative Non Fiction/Memoir Essay in Art House America, April 2015. http://www.arthouseamerica.com/
  •  “Elegy for John Lennon,” (short fiction) in Southern Women’s Review Volume 5, February 2015. http://southernwomensreview.com/
  • “You Scan,” Finalist and Honorable Mention for 2014 Carolina Woman Magazine Short Fiction Prize. http://www.carolinawoman.com/
  • “Jane Austen for Our Time: Rosamunde Pilcher’s The Shell Seekers (1987).” Book Chapter/Essay collected in The Global Jane Austen: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community, Edited by Laurence Raw and Robert Dryden. Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013.
  • “Best Biscuits in Town,” Creative Nonfiction/Memoir essay in Southern Women’s Review, volume 3, January 2013. http://southernwomensreview.com/