Creative Nonfiction & Reported Pieces

 

2017

Coping Habits of Certain Ordinary Americans During an Impending (or Maybe Not) Regime Takeover - The Haven, May 2017

The Hunted - Guernica, May 2017

Q & A with Dan Barber - Edible Baja Arizona, May 2017

Book Review: Letters to a Young Farmer - Edible Baja Arizona, May 2017

The Battle in the Bottle - Edible Baja Arizona, May 2017

How ACA Repeal Would Hurt Farmers and Rural Communities - Civil Eats, May 2017

The Currency of Cars: How to Leave a Husband - Longreads, April 2017

Recruiting Women Farmers for the Campaign Trail - Civil Eats, April 2017

Rural Americans Have Less Access to Books. There's a Way to Fix That. - Talk Poverty, 2017

In Deep Red America, The Rise of Abortion Doulas - The Development Set, April 2017

A Seat at the Table - Edible Baja Arizona, March/April 2017

Letter to America - Terrain.org, Feb 2017

The Magical Fruit - Cook's Science, Jan 2017

The Dream Farm Notebook - Edible Baja Arizona, Jan 2017

2016

Kwang An and the History of Teppanyaki in Tucson - Tucson Foodie, Dec 2016

Harvesting Cooperatively - Edible Baja Arizona, Nov/Dec 2016

Making Pickles (A Micro Essay) - Comestible, Fall 2016 (print only)

The Desert Blooms - Rodale's Organic Life, October 2016 (print only)

How Does the World Oyster Champ Train for Competition? - Paste Magazine, September 2016

Farming in the Balance - Edible Baja Arizona, September 2016

Desert Rivers at Work; How The Desert Rivers Program Works - Arizona Land & Water Trust Annual Report, August 2016

Foodie localism loves farming in theory, but not in practice, Aeon, July 2016

How a Former Vegetarian Became a Butcher and Ethical Meat Advocate, Civil Eats, May 2016

The Mule Deer, Vela Magazine, May 2016

Patience & the Aerodynamics of Cats, Mutha Magazine, May 2016

The Uneasy Marriage of Fashion & Function, or I Tried Mop Slippers, Racked, May 2016

Becoming Janos, Edible Baja Arizona, May 2016

Workwear For Women Who Farm, Civil Eats, May 2016

Sonoran Desert Gastronomy, Edible Santa Fe, Spring 2016 (pg 61)

Entrusting Land- Edible Baja Arizona, March/April 2016

Happy Valentine's Day, Tucson. Now, Let's Explore Couple's Therapy - Tucson Foodie, Feb 2016

Quitting Season: Why Farmers Walk Away From Their Farms - Civil Eats, Feb 2016 

2015

Jessica Jones Roundtable - The Establishment, Dec 2015

Women Competitive Eaters Take Over the Table - The Establishment, Dec 2015

Native Seeds/SEARCH Community Spotlight: 5-Part Series for Edible Baja Arizona, Nov-Dec 2015

Pt 1: Retail Store // Pt 2: Seed Bank // Pt 3: Community Seed Grant // Pt 4: Volunteers // Pt 5: Conservation Farm

A Tale of Two Teas - Tucson Foodie, Oct 2015

The Other Side - The Manifest-Station, Sept 2015

Michelle Lesco Doesn't Do Slow Food - Edible Baja Arizona, Sept/Oct 2015

Quitting Season - Edible Baja Arizona, July/August 2015

How to Not Drive Your Farmer Crazy at the Farmers' Market - Paste Magazine, June 2015

Field of Dreams - Edible Baja Arizona, Jan/Feb 2014

 

Fiction

Jackson Digs to the Other Side of the World - Rainbow Rumpus, Sept 2015 (Kids story)

Bretese - The Dictionary Project, February 2014

Precarious Things - Terrain: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, Fall/Winter 2010

 

Honors & Awards

Arizona Press Club 2016 Writing Competition

  • 1st Place: Community Environmental Reporting
  • 1st Place: Community Human Interest Reporting
  • 3rd Place: Community Personality Profile  
  • 3rd Place: Statewide Human Interest Writing 

Sundress Publication's 30 Most Transformative Essays of 2016

Finalist - 2016 Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 

Included in 2016 Best of Food Writing anthology

Arizona Press Club 2015 Writing Competition

  • 1st Place Community Personality Profile 
  • 2nd place Community Social Issues Reporting 

3rd place - Glimmer Train Press Very Short Fiction Contest (2008)

Nominated for Pushcart Prize (2010)

Nominated for Dzanc Books Best of the Web Anthology (2011)