Kare Kare: An Annotated Recipe in Los Angeles Review

My latest essay, “Kare Kare: An Annotated Recipe” is up at Los Angeles Review. Kare kare is my favorite Filipino dish of peanut butter oxtail stew served over rice. My Lola made the best kare kare, and I’ve had no better since her passing. I started writing this essay in 2008 at CSU Summer Arts, Fresno, … Continue reading

Pretty Potion in Hobart Pulp

Recently, my annotated recipe, “Pretty Potion,” was published at Hobart Pulp. The essay explores magic, beauty, and my tweenage fascination with Saved By The Bell’s bombshell, Kelly KaPOWski. I was first introduced to the annotated recipe in 2008, during a workshop with Steven Church at CSU Summer Arts Fresno, and since then, have always had a fondness … Continue reading

We Be Bleeding At The Rumpus

My essay, “We Be Bleeding” is now up at The Rumpus. So much thanks to Sunday Essays editor, Toni Nealie, for taking on this work, and to artist, Kaye McGarva, for sharing her paintings. A lot of different works inspired this particular piece, but especially Pause, by Mary Ruefle and Bluets, by Maggie Nelson.  

Ephphetha At JuxtaProse

You can now read my micro-essay Ephphetha at JuxtaProse Magazine. This particular essay describes the various ways mothers attempt to protect their children. I wrote it shortly after having given birth to my third child. This essay is very dear to me, and I’m incredibly happy that it found a home at JuxtaProse. I also … Continue reading

Sunday, Again at The Nervous Breakdown

I am beyond thrilled to share my newest essay, Sunday, Again now up at The Nervous Breakdown. The essay features fantastic artwork from the super-talented, Trinidad Escobar. Her art will amaze you and her graphic memoir, Crush, is coming out in 2017, so check it out. I started writing this essay in 2012, and it … Continue reading

Imprint at Brevity

Feeling voracious? My micro essay, ‘Imprint‘ is ready for you to devour in Brevity Issue 48. I’ve been waiting a long time to be included in this fantastic journal that publishes the best nonfiction writers around. I owe my sincere thanks to Dinty Moore and the editors at Brevity for pulling my essay out of … Continue reading

TrueStory Nonfiction Reading Series

We are excited to announce the readers for our last TrueStory of 2014. Please note the date has changed: Thursday, October 23, at 7 p.m. We are returning to Shine at 1400 E Street to finish out the year. As usual we will be hosting an open mic, so be sure to arrive early if you’d … Continue reading

The C Word at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review

Check out my latest creative nonfiction essay, “The C Word” at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. I started writing this short piece back in 2008 at CSU Summer Arts in Fresno, when I took Doug Rice’s class “Writing the Memoir,” with guest writers Carole Maso, Steven Church and William Vollmann. It later inspired my … Continue reading

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