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"Diseases Starting with 'A'" (YA/short fiction) in YARN

"Buon Appetito: Sharing a Love of Food with Infants and Toddlers" (essay) featured in the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Families Blog

"Whale Boy" (YA/short fiction) in Anthology: Realistic Fiction from CICADA magazine

"Finding a Voice: First Person Narration in Young Adult Literature and Coming-of-Age Adult Fiction" (craft essay) in TriQuarterly Online, November 2011

"Whale Boy" (YA/short fiction) in the July/August 2011 issue of CICADA magazine

"The Burden of Agatha" (YA/short fiction) in Fresh Flash, a Young Adult fiction anthology released in December 2011 by Persea Books

"Abruzzese Jewelry: Tracing the Gold in My Blood" (creative nonfiction/essay) in Inside Abruzzo

"The Burden of Agatha" (YA/short fiction) in Kennesaw State's The Red Clay Review 


2015 Rona Jaffe Writer's Award Recipient

Honor, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 2012 Magazine Merit Award for Fiction  

First Place, Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest 2010

Second Place, Crab Creek Review Fiction Contest 2009

Second Place, 2009 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize

Honorable Mention, 2008 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize

Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, January 2010

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