“Not in This House”
Sequestrum September 2022

“A Disappointment”
The Rumpus September 2021

“Her Mother’s Spoons”
Catapult August 2021

“Mr. Beast”
Pushcart Prize nominee, Jabberwock Review Winter/Spring 2020

“Good Creatures, Small Things”
3rd place winner, The Masters Review 2016 Fall Fiction Contest (Judge: Kelly Link)

“A Grandmother in Three Tales”
The Tin House Open Bar February 2015

“Tin Girl”
Fairy Tale Review March 2014

Laughing Earth Lit Spring 2013

“The Nursemaid”
Lightning Cake March 2013

“Fox and Girl”
1st place winner, The Sycamore Review 2012 Wabash Prize for Fiction (Judge: Aimee Bender)

Reviews / Essays

Tales for Willful Readers

“A Hundred and Fifty Years’ Sleep: The ‘New’ Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von Schonwerth”
The Brooklyn Rail March 2015

“Get in Trouble by Kelly Link”
Bookslut February 2015

“The Uses of Enchantment: Geoff Ryman’s WAS, Reviewed”
Slate August 2014

“All Children are Heartless: Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland, Reviewed”
Slate October 2013

“The Classic Horror of H. P. Lovecraft edited by Roger Luckhurst”
Bookslut August 2013

“Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan”
Bookslut June 2013

“Full of Earnestness and Empty of Fuss: Review of Sleet Magazine as Susan Boyle”
The Review Review Winter 2012

“Meta-Deference in the Knowable World: a Film and Music Spectacular”
The Review Review Winter 2012

“Geek Love: Kij Johnson’s At the Mouth of the River of Bees”
The Journal Summer 2012

“Because It’s Not Very Nice: Sendak & Honest Children’s Literature”
Commonplace Fall 2008


In the Forest Grim

“Baba Yaga and the Five Stages of Hypothetical Grief” (short play)

  • Staged reading May 2012 in the Poughkeepsie Sculpture Park with the support of the Dutchess County Arts Council.
  • Published in course material for Intro to Theatre course at Ohio State University, Fall 2012.

About Me

I am a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and plays based in State College, Pennsylvania. My writing has appeared in The Rumpus, The Masters Review, Fairy Tale Review, Sycamore Review, Slate, and other venues. As of Spring 2023, I am finishing a short story collection and drafting a novel in beautiful Bergen, Norway.


Header image

The Girls, Jenny Fine, 2012 (in collaboration with The Wellington School, Columbus, OH), 28″ x 35″, archival pigment print. See more at