Chicken Divan

(This essay first published in Fire & Knives quarterly, and was reprinted in Oh Comely magazine) My brother came screaming into this world like

Lucky Teeth

(This essay was accepted for publication in Fire & Knives quarterly. Sadly, F&K went out of print. The essay was later picked up by Oh Comely

No Turning Back

(This essay first published in Oh Comely magazine.) She found me in Arizona—the dog I always knew I’d someday have. I’d been traveling cross-

Grieving at the Office

My grammie died two weeks after my younger cousin, barely twenty-one years old, had been killed suddenly, shockingly, tragically. I was bereft. Grammi

Unsatisfied

When I attended the keynote presentation at the Central Pennsylvania Gluten Free Expo on November 10, 2013, one thing Alice Bast, president and CEO of

I never intended to write a memoir. So, here’s how that happened…

(This essay first published in Good News magazine, May 2015, to honor and promote celiac disease awareness month.) I’m sitting in the cafeteria a

Mush

(Title essay from my memoir, originally published in The MacGuffin) Four months after moving in to the run-down mobile home, I still hadn’t g

Cat-Face

This essay/memoir excerpt first appeared in Pithead Chapel. ~ My boss admitted she’d hired me for my personality. Past events had inspired her to

Sled Team

A version of this excerpt from MUSH first published in Oh Comely ~ I declared a red alert for puppy arrival to all my colleagues and supervisor

Without Words

This excerpt from my memoir first published in Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine. ~ Kneeling between the leaders at the front of the lines, I