Media Appearances

Writers on Writing: The Origins of a KUCI Institution (May 30, 2018)


The Art of the Short Story, Writing Workshop Series, Laguna Beach (Oct 19, 2018)


2014 SouthWest Writers Annual Writing Competition - First Place, Mainstream/Literary Short Story (for Aviculture)

In-Person Author Interviews

Elizabeth Strout at Women’s Club of Laguna Beach (Oct 31, 2019)

Abbi Waxman at Costa Mesa Women’s Club (Oct 20, 2019)

Janeane Bernstein at Barnes and Noble Newport Beach (Aug 4, 2019)

John Hart at Laguna Beach Books (PHOTOS) (Jun 2, 2016)

Elizabeth George at Laguna Beach Books (PHOTOS) (Nov 1, 2015)

Moderator at Literary Orange

Panel: Family Ties (Apr 6, 2019) (with panelists Julie Clark, Amy Meyerson, and Lydia Fitzpatrick)

Panel: Family Secrets (Apr 7, 2018) (with panelists Janelle Brown, Nova Jacobs, and Abbi Waxman)

Panel: Home Truths (Apr 1, 2017) (with panelists Stephen Metcalfe, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Steven Rowley)

Panel: What Remains (Apr 2, 2016) (with panelists Sejal Badani, Laura Nicole Diamond, Jan Ellison, and Gwendolyn Womack)

Panel: Life Happens (Apr 11, 2015) (with panelists Janelle Brown, Suzanne Greenberg, Christopher Noxon, and Kate Rorick)

Panel: Outside Looking In (Apr 5, 2014) (with panelists Caroline Leavitt, Nicole Mones, and Dora Levy Mossanen)

Panel: The Human Comedy (Apr 9, 2011) (with panelists Amy Alkon and Laurie Perry)

Panel: Something to Talk About (Apr 10, 2010) (with panelists Michelle Huneven, Merrill Markoe, and Nina Revoyr)


Reading of Aviculture at 150th anniversary celebration of Reed Magazine at San Jose State University (Sep 22, 2017)

Workshop Participation

Tin House (Portland) (Jul 2016)

One Story (New York City) (Jul 2015)

Mary Rakow workshops (2004-2006)

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett workshops (2003-present)

Jim Krusoe (Santa Monica College) (2002)