From Play to Peril & Beyond, Cleaver Magazine, 2019

The Part that Burns, Narrative Magazine, 2018

Softer, Penn Review, 2018

Family, Family, Masters Review, 2017

December 6, Past-Ten, 2017

Four Dogs, Maybe Five, Proximity, 2016

Tumbleweeds, Curt Johnson Fiction Award Second Place 2015, december magazine

Tumbleweeds, Nowhere Magazine, 2015

Baby Girl, Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, 2015

Cutthroat Barry Lopez Nonfiction Prize Finalist, 2015

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest Finalist 2015

Orison Anthology Awards Finalist 2015

Wingless Bodies, Up the Staircase Quarterly's special issue, Prairie Mountain, August 2015

Lady Madonna, Fine Linen Quarterly, Summer 2015 

Wife Interrupted, Rake Magazine column, 2001 - 2008

Mama Moon, Orchard Books, 1995

Narrative Nonfiction

The Life-Giving Secret of BeesRake Magazine, 2005,  Page One award from the American Society of Professional Journalists

The Future of CreativityUtne Reader, 2008

The Sanctity of MarriageRake Magazine, 2005

The Death and Life of the American ImaginationRake Magazine, 2007

Daughter of GodRake Magazine, 2006

Too Deep, Too Dark, Too ColdRake Magazine, 2003

Hormones on OverdriveRake Magazine, 2004

Life in a Northern TownRake Magazine, 2002

Something about MaryRake Magazine, 2002

Who Wins the Custody Jackpot?Rake Magazine, 2003


Serendipity Times Two, Carleton Voice, 2012

Faces of Feminism, Carleton Voice, 2009

Judith Guest: Ordinary PersonRake Magazine, 2004

Louise Erdrich: The Rakish InterviewRake Magazine, 2003

Let Them Drink WaterRake Magazine, 2002

Empowering His Peers, Macalester Today, 2008

Lizard Lover, Macalester Today, 2009

Third Time’s a CharmRake Magazine, 2007


Paradise ReconsideredRake Magazine, 2005

Seeking RefugeRake Magazine, 2004

Adventure MealsRake Magazine, 2002

The Well Worn MindRake Magazine, 2002

The Grace of YouthRake Magazine, 2002

Burning to KnowRake Magazine, 2002

Sitting StillRake Magazine, 2002

The Best Old HensMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

The Paper RouteMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Thinking About LeftoversMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Let them Eat QuestionsMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Story with a Murky MoralMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Honey, I’m Tearing Down the GarageMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1999

Signs of FaithMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

To Try or Not to TryMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

DreamtimeMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

Road Trip MinnesotaMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

An Ode to Busy LadiesMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998

Still LuckyMinnesota Parent/City Pages, 1998


Moms: Helping Your Daughter Cope with Your DivorceDaughters Magazine, 2003

Flower PowerRake Magazine, 2005