My Distant Episodes

An homage to Paul Bowles . . . the short story referenced in this page title is all about language: its use and misuse, the fine line we walk between taking it for granted and being grateful for it, and all of the nuances, miscues, and miscommunications that happen when people aren’t looking to actually communicate and understand but instead are looking to enforce an agenda or discourse of superiority. It speaks to what I’ve learned about myself as a writer, and to where I’ve been and where I’m going.

What follows is a list of my publishing credits to date. I won’t say I am proud of everything on this list, but its my work and I have to own it, for good or bad. I did the best I could with who I was and what I knew at the time. But I’m not who I was and I am trying now to figure out the kind of writer I was meant to be.

  • 2013 — “Contemplating a Literary Relic: Reflections For Writers” Deep Down Things
  • 2010 to present – blogging at one tiny violet and here at Persephone Writes
  • 2008 – “Cardinal McCarrick Speaks at Orange County Fundraiser” Orange County Catholic, June, p. 7
  • 2007 – New York Kids Learn! for Beach City Press
  • 2007 – Activities and Games for Emergent Readers: Phonemic Awareness for Shell Educational Publishing (Editor)
  • 2006 – “Pieta: Experiencing My Miscarriage in the Arms of Mary,” Families of Nazareth Newsletter
  • 2006 – “Where Mercy Meets Faithfulness: Carrying the Cross of Abortion in the Arms of Mary,” for the In the Arms of Mary Foundation
  • 2006 – “What does it mean to be pro-life?” Pamphlet for general distribution through the Respect Life Ministry in the Diocese of Orange, California
  • 2004 – Werewolves: Fact or Fiction? Opposing Viewpoints Series, Greenhaven Press
  • 2003 – Vampires: Fact or Fiction? Opposing Viewpoints Series, Greenhaven Press
  • 1999 – Signs of Enervation and Emancipation: The Vampire as a Metaphor for Gender Roles and the Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships in the Victorian Novel. MA Thesis Project, California State University, Long Beach
  • 1999 – “The Genesis of Rage: Maggie Tulliver’s Divided Self.” genre: Journal of Comparative Literature 20, pp. 29-37
  • 1997 – “Jacob’s Room: Virginia Woolf’s Modern Prose Elegy.” Explorations in English Studies. Conference Proceedings of the CSU, Los Angeles Graduate Student Conference
  • 1995 – “The Importance of Reading Aloud to Children: A Guidebook for Parents.” Independently published for parents, faculty, and staff of Genentech’s 2nd Generation Child Development Center, South San Francisco, California
  • 1991 – “Chaucer’s Dream Vision: A Theatrical Expression of Grief.” Ideas of Order, Undergraduate Literary Journal, UC Riverside
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