Awards and Recognition

Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction Finalist, 2019, Millay Colony for the Arts Residency 2018, Millay Colony Juror, 2018, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency 2018, Iowa Review Awards Finalist 2018, Narrative Magazine Story Contest Finalist 2018, Lamar York Nonfiction Prize Finalist 2018, Masters Review Emerging Writer's Award Second Place 2017, Proximity Personal Essay Prize Second Place 2016, Glimmer Train Honorable Mention 2016, Pushcart Nomination, 2015 and 2016, Fairy Tale Review Short Story Finalist, 2016, Curt Johnson Fiction Award Second Place 2015 (Finalist 2016), Barry Lopez Creative Nonfiction Contest Finalist 2015, Orison Anthology Awards 2015 and 2016 Finalist, Tiferet Journal Writing Contest 2015 Finalist, Medill School of Journalism Parenting Publications of America First Place Awards, Society of Professional Journalists Page One Award


Narrative Magazine, Penn Review, Proximity, Masters Review, December Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Nowhere, Dr. T. J. Eckleberg Review, Past Ten, Fine Linen, Rake Magazine, On the Issues, Orchard Books, and others


Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Annals of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and others 


Utne Reader, Parents Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, On the Issues, Rake Magazine, Minnesota Parent, AARP Magazine, University of Minnesota Alumni, Macalester Today, Carleton Voice, Daughters Magazine, Island Parent, Maryland Parent. Renew Magazine, and others


Discovery Channel, Rake Magazine, Honey Colony, Funds for Writers, Planet Green, Medscape, Moms Online, Oxygen Media, Time 4 Babies, CBSHealthwatch, others

Books & Anthologies

Nowhere Print Annual, Proximity Anthology, Mama Moon (Orchard Books), Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives (McGraw Hill), Feminist Parenting (Crossing Press), A Day Without Immigrants (Compass Point Books), Hurricane Katrina (Abdo and Daughters), The Good Caregiver with Dr. Robert Kane (Avery Putnam), and others


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools, Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library, Resource Associates, Hamline University, Blue Zones, AARP, Smile Network International, and others