About My Writing:

Barbed: A Memoir is my first book, and the Chanticleer International Book Awards 2023 Grand Prize Winner of the Journey Award for Narrative Non-Fiction.

Having made me an author from the Southwest, I also thank Barbed for my recent invitations (January and August of 2023) to write reviews for the LA Review of Books.

Two of my short stories, “Dying for Love” and “Iris,” were selected for the Desert Sleuth’s biannual mystery story anthology in 2019 and 2021 respectively. (See my Writing page.) In 2020, my short story “Convenient Fictions” was among Writer’s Digest’s top ten for literary fiction.

Sometimes words find me that require not only a different genre but a different form of writing altogether. My poem “The Surfers” was selected for the 2024 San Diego Poetry Annual and “Getting Somewhere” was selected by the same publisher in 2023. In 2020, my poem “Western Girl” earned Honorable Mention in the Arizona Authors Awards.

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Photo credit: Lisa Schnebly Heidinger