• Ekphrastic Review, January 2018. "The Birthday of the Infanta". The sister of Diego Velázquez meditates on his famous painting.
  • The Southern Humanities Review, Winter 2014. "Women Bathing", a novella of a young woman painter in late 19th century Paris.
  • The Tiferet Journal, Winter 2014. Winner of Tiferet’s 2013 Fiction Prize for best short story, "The Root System of Trees".
  • The Southern Humanities Review, Fall 2012. "Terminus", inspired by the life of sharp shooter Annie Oakley. Winner of the 2012 Christian Hoepfner Award for best short story.
  • Creative Nonfiction, 2003. "A Merging of Head and Heart", an essay, reprinted in the anthology Rage and Reconciliation: Inspiring a Health Care Revolution. Southern Methodist University Press. 2005.
  • The Alaska Quarterly Review, 1997. "Vermeer's Light", a short story. Included in Summerset Review's list of best recommended stories.
  • Other Voices, 1995. "Father's Day", a short story.


  • Djerassi Resident Artist's Program, June 2018.
  • Residency, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Winter 2017.
  • Residency, Hedgebrook, A Retreat for Women Authors, 1994, 2011, 1013.
  • Finalist, Southwest Review's 2008 Fiction Award.
  • Finalist-Special-Mention, The Heekin Novel-in-Progress Award for Kahn's Law, a semi-autobiographical mystery about a daughter's search for information about her atomic scientist father.
  • Short-Listed for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.