When I tell people that I’m a writer, they often ask, “What kind of stuff do you write?” This is a challenging question for me — I have never limited myself to one form or genre. I have published poetry in numerous journals and anthologies, written articles under my own name and as a ghostwriter for brands, non-profits, and periodicals, dabbled in creative non-fiction and humor, and have written occasional short stories. In October, 2020, I released my first book, Inspiring Library Stories: Tales of Kindness, Connection, and Community Impact with HINCHAS Press. The book contains 43 true tales of library impact that I collected and edited as well as six of my essays. Here are some samples of my writing from around the web:
- “Five Things Libraries Need to Know About Emerging Adults” (.pdf) (Public Libraries, 2019, non-fiction for print)
- “If My Obsession with Almond Butter Kills Me, I’ll Die Happy!” (The Haven, 2019, humor)
- “What’s Your Story, Morning Glory?” (Wimpole Street Gazette, 2018, creative non-fiction)
- “The Important Emotional Labor of Librarians Most People Never Think About” (EveryLibrary Medium Magazine, 2017, library advocacy)
- “The Idon’tcare Copter” (ROKOKO #2, pg 10, 2011, poetry)
- “Elmo’s Hint” (5A Story Contest, short story)
You can also read my writing at my blog.