A Sea of Troubles: Pairing Literary and Informational Texts to Address Social Inequality (co-author with Elizabeth James). Rowman and Littlefield, May 2021

Method to the Madness: A Common Core Guide to Creating Critical Thinkers through the Study of Literature (co-author with Elizabeth James).  Rowman and Littlefield, April 2016

Parnucklian for Chocolate.  Red Hen Press, March 2013 (finalist, 2014 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction)

Short Fiction:

“Slam” Stonecrop Magazine, Issue 2, Spring 2019

“Birth Plan” Watershed Review, Fall 2017

“Showing Them” Indicia Lit Volume 2.1, Summer 2017

“Wiff”  F(r)iction Series Issue 2, Summer 2015

“A Choice” Los Angeles Review Issue 16, January 2015

“The Fountain” Cease, Cows, September 2014

“The Anti-Story” The Subtopian Magazine, August 2014

“Buckets” Marco Polo Arts Mag, Spring 2013

“Alien Abductions, Typically Speaking” Seahorse Rodeo Folk Review, December 2010

“Parnucklian for Chocolate” Leaf Garden Issue 11, November 2010

“Dismantled” Seahorse Rodeo Folk Review, September 2010

“Admitting It” Foliate Oak October 2008

“From Me to You” The Duck and Herring Co. Pocket Field Guide, Winter 2008-2009

“Lonely Days are Gone” Mississippi Crow Issue 7, November 2008

“A Paper Clipped Life” Cause and Effect Issue 10, August 2008


“In Defense of Defending the Literary Canon” The Educator’s Room. September 2021

“Rethinking Shakespeare’s Five-Act Structure” California English. February 2019

“Holiday Parties and the Dead” Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. January 2019

“Hey Liberals and Conservatives, We Need to Listen to Each Other” Thought Catalog. Nov 2016

“A Few Things Most People Don’t Know About Walmart” Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. April 2012

“How I Nearly Got Married in a White Tux With Tails” Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. November 2012


“Before We Were What We Are Now” Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. October 2014


“The Anti-Story”  The Subtopian Selected Shorts Volume 2, May 2015

“Dismantled”  Seahorse Rodeo Folk Review Best Acts of 2010

“Admitting It”  Foliate Oak Best of 2008