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Creative Nonfiction


"Friend with an Illness (essay). Panhandler Magazine 9 July 2018.

"The Same Creatures That You Fear" (memoir). In In Season: Stories of Loss, Home, and Places in Between, ed. Jim Ross. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018. 15-23.

"Gimlet-Eyed in Paradise" (memoir). Kudzu House Quarterly 6.4 (2016).

Empty Cans” (memoir). storySouth 35 (Spring 2013).


Tunnels” (memoir). Prime Numbers, Prime Decimals section, 23.5 (September 2012).


What It’s Like Living Here—From Lisa Roney in Orlando” (memoir and photo essay). Numéro Cinq June 4 & 11, 2012.


“Gator Love” (memoir). Saw Palm 6 (Spring 2012): 206-210.


"Why 'Writing'?" (op-ed). Inside Higher Ed 7 May 2010.


“Listen to This” (essay). Writing on the Edge 19.1 (Fall 2008): 83-91.


“Fugitive Home” (essay). Sycamore Review 17.2 (Summer/Fall 2005): 66-72.





“Voracious” (micro-fiction). The Hoot Review 29 (February 2014): n.p.


“Left in the House” (story). Waccamaw 3 (Spring 2009).


 “Animal Rites” (story). Red Rock Review 23 (Fall 2008): 48-60.


“Good Credit” (story). So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art 15.1 (Winter/Spring 2006): 13-18.


“Pound Cake” (story). RE:AL 30.1 (Summer 2005): 72-77.


“Nothing by Comparison” (story). Harper’s Aug. 1996: 70-73.




In preparation for an upcoming sabbatical, I started a blog in 2011. I wanted to limber up for the sabbatical--writing for pure pleasure, writing my way toward what interested me, engaging with the world around me. The result was Joyous Crybaby, which I steadfastly maintained for a year and a half. As I have turned to other projects, it's fallen fallow, but its subjects are still close. I highly recommend blogging as an activity that fosters the writing habit and, if you devote yourself to it, can yield high quality work.



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