The Keepthings


Literary Essays

The Once Wife, Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, 2022 (nominated for Best American Essays 2023)

The Labyrinth, North Dakota Quarterly, 2022

(May be purchased here)

Fugue Journal, 2022 (online), 2023 (print)

Centipedes, etc., Sweet Lit, 2022

Exorcism of the Exhausted Mother, Her Path Forward Anthology, 2021

Once Husband, Multiplicity Magazine, 2021

Remembering How to Pray, Multiplicity Blog, 2020

On the Fading of Hotness, Multiplicity Blog, 2020

How to Stay Silent, in Twelve Steps, The Forge Literary Magazine, February 2019

Making it to the Other Side, The Manifest-Station, 2017

My Daughter Is Strong. Me? Not So Much, Grown and Flown, 2017

When You Wander West, Angels Flight literary west, 2016


Sweater on the Hill, Saint Paul Almanac: A Path to Each Other, 2022

Listening into Silence, Agate Magazine, 2017

Rise Up and Know, Rebelle Society, 2017

Writing Retreat, Motherhood and Words, 2015

On the Craft of Writing

Why Write Child Narrators? Jeannine Ouellette has the Answers: A HippoCamp ’22 Recap, Hippocampus Magazine, 2022

On Going Long: Editors & Writers of Longform Nonfiction in Conversation, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, 2019

Of Fonts, and Fate, and Marcel’s Letters, Brevity Blog, 2018

On The Craft of Empathy, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, 2017

On Publishing

Developmental Editing, Copy Editing and Proofreading Explained, Publish Her, 2022


Scandia Writer’s Work Sings With Imagery of the Earth, St. Croix 360, 2019

Cold Spring Hallelujah: an offering, a prayer, Harbor Review, 2019

Other Writing

The Antidote to Despair, Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience, 2019

Saint Croix Master Watershed Stewards Conservation Efforts Flourish, St. Croix 360, 2019

Walking With Water, Agate Magazine, 2017

What We Need is Here: A Profile of Anastasia Shartin, St. Croix 360, 2017

Paul and Chris Burkhouse: Caring for Soil and People, St. Croix 360, 2017

Scott Peterson vs. The Yellow Iris, St. Croix 360, 2016

When Friends Offer ‘Alternative Treatments’ for Your Child’s Health Issues, The Mighty, 2016

How I Knew it was Time to Revive my Yin Yoga Practice, Elephant Journal, 2015

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