Works

Books

Messengers of the Gods: New & Select Poems
Cornerstone Press, forthcoming 2022

The Yellow Toothbrush
Two Shrews Press, forthcoming 2021

Hard Life, Hard Love
Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming 2021

The Velocity of Love
Outstanding Achievement Award, WI Library Association 2021
Water's Edge Press, 2020

Life Drawing Class
The Cottage Corollary, 2009

 

Fiction

Yes, No, I Don't Know
The Hal Prize for Fiction, 2020

Fair
Talking Writing
, 2015

Stones
Third Place for Fiction, Wisconsin People & Ideas, 2015

The Green Bay
The Sketchbook Project, 2014

Lucky Ducky Day 
The Sketchbook Project, 2013

Sure
Finalist in Flash Fiction, Talking Writing, 2013

Miles 
Third Place for Short Stories, Wisconsin People & Ideas, 2011

The Dresser
Finalist for Very Short Fiction, Glimmer Train

Dancer
The Notre Dame Review, Number 21, 2006

FRANCE 
Finalist for Very Short Fiction, Glimmer Train, Winter 2003/2004

 

Poetry

Daytona Beach at Dusk
The Hal Prize in Poetry, 2020

Sister
Second Place in Poetry, Wisconsin People & Ideas, 2020

Slow Dancing
Portage Magazine, 2019

Almond Joy
The Literary Underground, 2019

40 
New Millennium Writings, 2018

The Dying Farmer
Honorable Mention in Poetry, Wisconsin People & Ideas, 2018

My Mother's Kitchen
Honorable Mention in Poetry, Wisconsin People & Ideas, 2017

The Mechanic's Wife
Amarillo Bay, 2015

Prayer for the Hairdresser
Amarillo Bay, 2015

Heaven
Honorable Mention, Wisconsin People & Ideas, 2014

Because of the Cherry Chocolate Cake, Here is Advice for My Grandson 
The Summerset Review, 2013

For the Eighth-Grade Girl Writing Love Lyrics
Finalist, Chautauqua Poetry Contest

The Reason Nurses Write Mostly Poetry
A Call to Nursing: Nurses' Stories about Challenge and Commitment, Anthology, Kaplan Trade, 2009

On Being a Farm Kid
Finalist, Wisconsin People & Ideas, 2007

Freedom Fighters
Marjorie J. Wilson Award Finalist
Margie, 2006

Orange
Green Hill Literary Lantern, Volume XVI. 2005

 

Storytelling

The Trouble with Ellen 
Storycatchers 

Voices of our Mental Health Community
Storycatchers

Intention
Woodland Pattern