Stories, Articles, and Interviews Online
"Displaced Persons" in The Literarian. "When my advisor, Professor Audra Silk, offered me a choice of research countries, I roamed all over the map for days. Rwanda? Ukraine? India? There were displaced people everywhere. The whole world was carrying their belongings on their backs and walking in lines."
"Sisters of Mercy" in Bellevue Literary Review, Editor's Pick. "The surgeon came into the O.R. chewing gum. This was how we knew there’d be a problem. It wasn't the gum but what it was meant to disguise. We're not talking bad breath."
"Beautiful Souls" in Colorado Review, Winner of the Nelligan Prize. "They were two American girls, Abby and Jennifer, best friends, sixteen and not entirely naive, wandering the Arab shuk in Jerusalem's Old City."
"Roots" in Moment Magazine, Winner of the Karma-Moment Fiction Contest. "Hirschman, unwilling to bend, was refusing to participate. A lifelong agnostic, and proud of it, he’d managed for 82 years to not observe a single of his people’s canonical festivals except in its breach, and he had no intention of starting now."
“Pulse of the City.” A little known side of Tel Aviv: an essay.
Just Tell It: On the Pitfalls of Show, Don't Tell. A dispatch from Hugo House.
The Case For A Strong Narrator. A dispatch from Hugo House.
Where am I? Giving Your Work A Sense of Place. A dispatch from Hugo House.
How do you research an invented place? A post on Read Handed.
When your best hours are midnight to 5 AM. A post on Alive on the Shelves.
"Eager To Hear Voices Ringing Off The Page." An interview at Fiction Writer’s Review.
“Anglos from America: Writing an Expatriate Novel of Jerusalem.” When a novel comes and grabs you by the throat.
How far will people go in the name of a cause? An interview with writer and critic Carolyn Leavitt.
“I’m one of those writers who gropes her way into a story." An interview with Biblioklept.