Published Works

I Stopped Saying I Wanted To Learn To Paddle Board and Just Did It

Article published by Perfect Duluth Day Blog on July 29, 2021.

Whose Story Is It Anyway?

Essay published by Lake Superior Writer’s Blog on July 9, 2021.

Tulips Beheaded

Creative nonfiction essay published by Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in their annual magazine Spring Thaw, June 2021. 

Puppy by Impulse

Creative nonfiction essay published by Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in their annual magazine Spring Thaw, June 2021. 

Spur of the Moment Road Trip to Two Harbors

Article published by Perfect Duluth Day Blog on June 23, 2021.

Dear Minnesota: The Story of Malene Fylling

Article published by Minnesota PBS on their website Moving Lives Minnesota: Stories of Origin and Immigration.

Come Again Now

Article published by Minnesota PBS on their website Moving Lives Minnesota: Stories of Origin and Immigration.

Dear Minnesota: The Story of Yost Yost

Article published by Minnesota PBS on their website Moving Lives Minnesota: Stories of Origin and Immigration.

Fluffy Writing for Those Times I Need a Break (But Still Want to Write)

Essay published by Lake Superior Writers’ Blog on March 26, 2021.

Unlabeled

Essay published by Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, January 13, 2021.

Open Mic Time

Essay published by Lake Superior Writers Blog, January 12, 2021.

Tales of Title Writing

Essay published by Lake Superior Writers Blog on November 15, 2020.

A Cracker Jack of a Story

Memoir essay published in the anthology Many Waters: St. Croix Writers Stories and Poems in October 2020. “A Cracker Jack of a Story” earned an honorable mention in the Indianhead Writers’ 2019 Contest for nonfiction.

Silent Negotiations

Second place winner in the 2020 Hal Prize Fiction Contest. Published in the Peninsula Pulse on October 6, 2020.

Trinket

Short story published by Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, in their annual magazine Spring Thaw, July 2020. This story won an honorable mention in the Indianhead Writers Contest in 2019.

Cora Comes to an Understanding

Short story published by The Talking Stick: Volume 29: Insights in June 2020. Story was awarded an honorable mention.

The Secret Lives of Children Sponsored by the Myth of Parental Control

Essay published by The Talking Stick: Volume 29: Insights in June 2020.

Old Love Inspires Me to Write Again

Essay published by Lake Superior Writers Blog, June 16, 2020.

Marlon Dabrowski and His Dreamy Coffee Bean Eyes

Short story published by UW-Eau Claire-Barron County Campus in their annual Red Cedar Review in June 2020.

Nana’s Cautionary Tale

Short story published by UW-Eau Claire-Barron County Campus in their annual Red Cedar Review in June 2020.

May 8, Tulips Beheaded

Journal entry published by Passenger Journal “Pandemic Diaries” on May 12, 2020.

Lake Superior Gives Us the Cold Shoulder but Warms Our Hearts

Article published by Perfect Duluth Day Blog on May 11, 2020.

Writing’s Daily Worries

Essay first published by Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, December 18, 2019. Published by Lake Superior Writers Blog, January 9, 2020. Published in the anthology Many Waters: St. Croix Writers Stories and Poems in October 2020.

Editing with Track Changes in Microsoft Word

Article published by Lake Superior Writers Blog, November 20, 2019.

Tossed

Won first place in the short-short fiction category in the 2019 Lake Superior Writers’ Contest. It was published on their website in July 2019. “Tossed” was selected by Northland College for WritersRead 2020 in Ashland, Wisconsin. The program aired on Wisconsin Public Radio (at 1:14:45) on February 11, 2020. Published in the anthology Many Waters: St. Croix Writers Stories and Poems in October 2020.