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La Bricoleuse crafts artisanship blog, founder and contributor, 2006-present

  • Numerous backlinks including:,,,,,,


She Writes author blog, contributor of posts on writing life, 2014-2017

  • My 3-part series on finding literary representation has been part of the slideshow on the masthead of the main site since October 2015

  • My 3-part series on writing residencies was a newsletter feature in June 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company Page to Stage production blog, contributor, 2009-2015

Creative Nonfiction, Essay, & Memoir

"Field Guide to the Backstage Habitat," creative nonfiction, Of Burgers and Barrooms anthology, Main Street Rag Press, November 2017

Shades of Zaida creative nonfiction thesis, University of New Orleans digital archive, 2013


“Suspect Composite: Have You Seen This Man?” creative nonfiction, Jelly Bucket, 2013


How to Tar and Feather a Thief,” creative nonfiction, Fourth Genre, August 2012


Material Safety Data Sheet,” creative nonfiction, Fourth Genre, August 2012


“Until Morale Improves,” creative nonfiction, Confessions: Fact or Fiction? anthology, Herta B. Feely and Marian O’Shea Wernicke, Eds., Booklocker, Inc., 1st printing (2010), CreateSpace 2nd printing (2011)

  • Finalist, USA Book News Best Books of 2011: Anthologies

  • Second place in 2010 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition


“Mordant,” creative nonfiction, Writing the New South anthology, 2009


“Recollection,” creative nonfiction, Voices of Multiple Sclerosis anthology, Richard Day Gore, Ed., LaChance Publishing, 2009


“Three-Part Harmony,” memoir, Southern Arts Journal, Robert C. Lock, Inc., Spring 2007


“Hold Fast,” memoir, Southern Arts Journal, Robert C. Lock, Inc., Winter 2006


“ten thousand cigarettes,” (reprint), MetroPulse, November 2004


“ten thousand cigarettes,” creative nonfiction, Knoxville Bound anthology, Jack Renfro and Judy Loest, Eds., MetroPulse Publications, 2004


"Ghost Riders Along the Rim of Paradise: The Line Between the Devil's Teeth," creative nonfiction, Harvard Summer Review, 2003


“Pageantry,” essay, Charles River Review, Spring 2003


“Living Among the Mad,” fiction, Stained Pages #4, 1996

Journalism & Technical Writing

Creators of Character: A HIstory of the Costume Industry (working title), co-author with Triffin and Gregory Morris, Taylor & Francis, forthcoming 2021.

Theatre Artisans and Their Crafts,  ed. Rafael Jaen. Chapter included in anthology, Focal Press, 2019

"Spartre: Old and New," HATalk e-magazine, December 2018

“No Hiding Results: Evaluating mask-making methods to find the optimal build,” co-author with Candy McClernan, Stage Directions, March 2016


“The Last Word: SE Master Classes Provide Hands-On Learning, Awards," Sightlines, Oct 2015


“A Fresh Coat: Digital textile design helps the new touring production of Joseph And the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat keep its coat dazzling,” Stage Directions, March 2014


Safety and Basic Use training documents for TechShop national innovation franchise, 2012-2013

  • Aided Education Developer Tackett Austin in developing curriculum for six locations

  • Titles include Basic Domestic Sewing Machine SBU, Basic Industrial Serger SBU, etc.


“Teaching with ARTstor: A history of hat making,” ARTstor Blog: Images and Ideas for Teaching and Scholarship, Nov 20 2012

  • This post made ARTstor’s “Top Ten of 2012” list


Book Reviewer, Theatre Design & Techology (TD&T), Summer 2011


“A Spontaneous-Combusting Parasol for Beckett’s Happy Days,” Tech Expo Exhibit  Catalogue, 2011


A Sketch A Day - Professional Costume Design Collective blog,  2010-2011

  • One of four contributors, along with Eric Abele (founder), Jen Caprio, and Kyle Schellinger


“The Last Word: Creatures Created at Costume Symposium,” co-author with Dixon Reynolds, Sightlines, Oct 2009


Sticks In Petticoats: Parasol Manufacture for the Modern Costumer, Lulu Publications, 2007


"Five-Button Spats," tutorial, Steampunk Magazine #3, September 2007


"How to Make a Lady Artisan's Apron," tutorial, Steampunk Magazine #2, May 2007


Costume Crafts Artisan's Employee Handbook, co-author/co-editor Kristine Rapp, PlayMakers Repertory Company internal reference manual, 2006


Dyeshop Handbook, PlayMakers Repertory Company internal reference manual, 2006


Costume Loan Supervisor's Employee Handbook, PlayMakers Repertory Company internal reference manual, 2005


Book Reviewer, Greater Bay Area Costumers’ Guild Newsletter, 2003


“How Distressing! A General Overview of Dirt, Grime, Rips, and Stains,” Costume Research Journal, Fall 2002


Costume Crafts Artisan's Employee Handbook, American Repertory Theatre internal reference manual, 2000


Music Reviewer, permission magazine, Fall/Winter 1995


Costume Director's Employee Handbook, College Light Opera Company internal reference manual, 1995



“Tidewrack Medusa,” fiction, Resurrection Engines anthology, Scott Harrison Ed., Snowbooks. 2012


"Reflected Light" (reprint), Steampunk Magazine anthology, Margaret Killjoy and C. Allegra Hawksmoor, Eds. Combustion Books, 2012


Shake Sugaree,” fiction, Mason’s Road Vol. 2 Issue 1, 2011


"Luce Reflessa" (Italian translation of “Reflected Light”), Ruggine N.2, 2010


"Silviculture," fiction, Flatiron Short Story Contest finalist, 2010


"Reflected Light" (reprint), Steampunk anthology, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Eds. Tachyon Publications, 2008

  • Finalist for the World Fantasy Award for an Anthology. Issued in translation in Poland and Italy.


"Reflected Light," fiction, Steampunk Magazine #3, September 2007


“St. Lucy,” fiction, Legends Magazine #72 & 73, 1997


“navigating skin,” fiction, Tight Rope #2 1997



Two poems, Ready for Consumption anthology, Danielle Blasko and Amelia Cook, Eds., Lulu Publications, 2013


Four poems, Aries annual literary journal, 2012


“cryptography,” poem, Testing the Waters anthology, Feb 2012


“bellied up to the brass rail,” poem, Judd’s Hill Winery website, Nov 2010


“what papaw said,” poem, Imagining Heaven anthology, Linda Matney Ed., May 2010


“graveside april twenty-first,” poem, Main Channel Voices, Fall 2006

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