Featured Blog Post


In my blog post, Inspiration from Disintegration, I examine literary editing, writing, and revision by way of The Cure’s 1989 album Disintegration.

Books / Anthologies

How Long Will I Cry?

How Long Will I Cry?

What’s One Bullet? in How Long Will I Cry?, Big Shoulders Books, 2013. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

Literary Magazines – Print & Web

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Entropy Magazine published my story In My Tribe as part of their Music section on February 12, 2016. It was originally written and performed for Serving the Sentence, December 2014.

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My prose poem Powerful Ballad appears in Silver Birch Press’s When I Hear That Song series (November 2015).


My story How To Be appears in Midwestern Gothic, Issue 19, Fall 2015. It’s their second issue devoted entirely to creative nonfiction. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.


Chicago Literati published my story The PB Club as part of its 2015 Pride Issue, June 15, 2015. The story was originally written and performed in Solo Home 4 with NewTown Writers, March 2006. It was published in NTW’s Off The Rocks 14 (2010).

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Story Club Magazine published my story If I Hadn’t Burnt that Lampshade as their Story of the Week April 24, 2015. It was originally written and performed for Is This a Thing? April 2014 with an encore performance at Guts & Glory, October 2014.


The You’re Being Ridiculous Blog published my story The Real World: Me on March 20, 2015. It was originally written and performed for YBR at Fillet of Solo, January 24, 2015.

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BELT Magazine, a Cleveland based publication dedicated to all things Rust Belt. My story, On the Rouge was published March 5, 2015. It was originally written for my Science Writing class at DePaul University Spring 2013. I’m proud to have finally found a home for it in this awesome magazine.


Dance of the Ring in Midwestern Gothic, Issue 11, Fall 2013. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.


Off The Rocks 14

The PB Club in Off the Rocks, Volume 14, NewTown Writers, June 2010. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

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The Residents in Off the Rocks, Volume 12, NewTown Writers, December 2005. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.


Creative Nonfiction Issue 41

#CNFTweet in Creative Nonfiction, Issue 41, Spring 2011. The Food Issue. My entry into this issue’s #CNFTweet contest was printed in the Tiny Truths section. CLICK HERE FOR THE ISSUE. CLICK HERE TO READ THE TWEET!

Web Writing


Consequence of Sound, a Chicago-based music site. #RealLife, September 2014. Each edition features flash memoirs inspired by each track from a single album. This month: 13 Memoirs Inspired by Veruca Salt’s American Thighs.  I take on Track 8, “Fly.”


The Snackpot

In 2012, I was part of the inaugural writing team for  The Snackpot, a food and culture site based in Chicago. For my final ten reviews (including Honey Crisp Apples), CLICK HERE. For older reviews:  HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

UPDATE: The site is currently offline. I’m looking to share these reviews as a blog post in the future.


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Chicago-based online glbt culture magazine, The Everyday Gay, features my essay, An Ernie Yes Or No, in its Fathers Day Celebration Week, June 2011.

Read my BLOG POST for more.


Read about me and Ernie in EG’s How I Met My Mister column.


From December 2001-July 2007, I wrote the “Chicago Scene” column for On the Purple Circuit, a Los Angeles based glbt theatre newsletter/Website.

Online columns from February 2004-July 2007.

Archived PDF issues of the Newsletter from December 2001-December 2003.