Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Books
|“Small Change,” (nominated for the Pushcart Prize) in YARN|
|“Dentist of the Wild West,” in the Fall 2011 issue of Hunger Mountain|
|“Dialogue,” in the Fall 2010 issue of Hunger Mountain
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize
Listen to Alan Vogel’s reading of “Dialogue” for Lit103.3
|NEW: “On Animals and Virtue,” in Pamplemousse|
|“An Anguished Choice To Help A Son With Mental Illness,” in Cognoscenti|
|“The First Time with Charlotte: New York City, circa 1996,” in Hunger Mountain|
|Forthcoming: “The Hair Makes the Person,” in More Magazine|
|“Angst Begets Art: On Finding Beauty In A Life Of Anxiety,” in Cognoscenti|
|“Anxiety is an Enemy with Benefits,” excerpted in The Atlantic|
|“Breasts Are Not a Requirement: Life After a Double Mastectomy,” in O, The Oprah Magazine|
|“Benjy, Awake,” in Literarymama.com|
|“I Was Mighty,” in Huffington Post: Lifestyle|
|“There Be Mental Illness Here,” in The Missouri Review blog|
Coming in November, 2018 from Rowman & Littlefield! Parenting Children with Mental Health Challenges: A Guide to Life with Emotionally Complex Kids. Watch this space for more details as they pop up!
I’m also working, sloooowly, on a collection of essays about everything from hair-on-fire parenting, to marrying a son of Nazis, to shedding the leaves of a bookish life, to re-imagining ME, after illness crept in and crashed the Old Me. (Hey, I was distracted by the smell of burning hair.)
My scholarly articles can be found in Studies in English Literature, Studies in the Novel, Victorian Poetry, and Pedagogy.
Read my biographical sketches in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (“Henry Mayhew,” “Horace Mayhew”). Or, if you’re really brave you can pick up my book on Charles Dickens and the Victorian theater.