Selected Publications

“Deciding Between Simple and Complex Memoir Structures” Jane Friedman Blog, November 4, 2021

“Structure Isn’t the Holy Grail You’re Looking For” Jane Friedman Blog, October 25, 2021

“Mi hermano de 20 años se suicidó y yo estuve a punto de seguirle” Spanish language translation of HuffPost essay published September 20, 2021 

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month- On My Nightstand: My 20-Year-Old Brother Died By Suicide. Here’s Why I Almost Joined Him by Lisa Cooper Ellison” reading of my HuffPost essay by Laura Cathcart Robbins as part of her Only One in the Room Podcast 

My 20-Year-Old Brother Died By Suicide. Here’s Why I Almost Joined Him.” HuffPost, September 20, 2021

“REVIEW: Crossing the River: Seven Stories that Saved My Life by Carol Smith,” Hippocampus Literary Magazine, July 2021 Issue

“To Write a Better Memoir, Learn this F-Word,” Jane Friedman Blog, May 17, 2021

“4 Voices that Can Help (or Hinder) Your Memoir,” Jane Friedman Blog, May 5, 2021

“3 Traps that Subvert Our Ability to Accept Feedback,” Jane Friedman Blog, March 9, 2021

“Fix Your Scene Shapes to Quickly Improve Your Manuscript,” Jane Friedman Blog, February 10, 2021

“Take the Giveaway4Good Challenge,” Brevity, December 14, 2020

“Writing from the Bottom Rung: How to Sustain Your Creativity During a Pandemic,” Jane Friedman Blog, April 3, 2020

“A Bit of Heaven,” 2018 Machigonne Fiction Award Finalist, The New Guard Review Volume VIII, Fall 2019

“The Death of Sonny,” 2019 Remember in November Contest Finalist, Hippocampus Literary Magazine, November 4, 2019

“Meet our Memoirists: Lisa Cooper Ellison” video interview with author Melanie Brooks, Moving Forewords, October 2, 2019

“Failing Forward: Why Every Draft Counts,” Brevity Blog, March 21, 2019

“Schmoozing for Introverts: How to Network Like a Pro,” Jane Friedman Blog, March 19, 2019

“Half-Life,” Kenyon Review Online, Nov/Dec 2018 Issue


“Re-examining the Stories We Tell About Our Lives: A Conversation with Memoirist Sharon Harrigan,” Huffington Post, September 2017

“Here’s How to Care For Yourself During These Revolutionary Times,” Huffington Post, March 2017

 “The Ribbon Test,” Streetlight Literary Journal, February 2017

“Remembering Molly,” The Rumpus, October 2015

“My brother had mental health issues and committed an awful crime. But I love him.” The Guardian, September 2015

“Under My Skin,” Gravel Literary Journal, April 2015




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