Category Archives: Creative non-fiction

I’m in The Coachella Review

There are a few variations (wildly attributed) of the notion that writing is sitting down and bleeding on the page.

The last 24 hours have been wild. The Coachella Review, a phenomenal literary journal, published my piece in its Summer, 2019 issue.

My somewhat-lyric essay is about the tiny monsters we grapple with as we walk through life, especially as a woman. It was inspired by my complex feelings that arose from attending the Women’s March and all the indignities, great and small, that I’ve — WE’VE — suffered and stuffed down just to get on with the business of living.

It was a cathartic, brutal piece to write, difficult to send out, and terrifyingly rewarding to have published.

I bloodied the page like I’ve never done before.

I’ve heard from a lot of readers, on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, both in public posts and privately. The piece is hitting home with a lot of women, which is wonderful and awful considering the topic.

Which means we need more of these types of stories told, shouted, whispered, sung, and cried.

Click here to read my piece, Into the Daylight, and the rest of the wonderful items in The Coachella Review. 


Young Eczema Cream

I better understand how it can take a lifetime to write a book, especially how getting stuck or fearful can lead to online moodling and learning what your rap name is (“Young” plus the last thing you purchased.) Continue reading Young Eczema Cream


More from the world of WOW! Women on Writing.

I’m pleased as punch to share that an essay I wrote for their quarterly contest made the top three. You can check out my essay and the many fabulous other winners over at WOW.

Then poke around the site. There are so many good resources for writers, but so much of the advice also applies just to Life Itself in all sorts of circa-1984-Prince.

Many thanks to WOW!