Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A faux website is better than no website!


While my author website is under construction, please consider this a temporary solution. If you're new here (or stumbled here accidentally), feel free to check out the blog archives and some nifty links.

My future website will be awesome. I promise.



“Inheritance of War,” It’s My Country Too: True Stories of Women Under Fire from the American Revolution to Afghanistan (Anthology, Hardcover, University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books, July 2017)

Operation Slut,” The Road Ahead: Fiction from the Forever War (Anthology, Hardcover, Pegasus Books, Jan 2017)

“Echoes, Boston,” Retire the Colors: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan (Anthology, Paperback, Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press, Oct 2016)

“A Rock Called Afghanistan,” & “The Soldier’s Two-Step” Proud to Be: Writing By American Warriors, Vol. 1 (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2012)

Essays/Journalism/Short Fiction:

"A well-balanced life: Sharon Weinstein's long career of service," Yale Medicine Magazine (Spring 2019) 

“Azar’s Roses,” CONSEQUENCE Magazine (Spring 2017)

Inheritance of War,” Drunken Boat: Folio: “Leaving Home, Coming Home, and Finding Home in Between” (Dec 2016)

American Export: Elections,” The Atlantic (Nov.8, 2016)

“Life is Like a Box of Beanies,” (reprint) O’ Dark Thirty (Summer 2016)

“An Afternoon Walk in Late October 1864,” Pleiades (Summer 2016)

Book Review: The Knife, by Ross Ritchell, Military Spouse Book Review (May 2015)

“Life is Like a Box of Beanies,” Cobalt Review (2013)

Home from War, but Not at Peace,” Glamour, winner of the ninth annual personal essay contest (Nov 2013)

Stay,” Spry Literary Journal (Apr 2013)

On the Western Front,” Mason’s Road (Aug 2012)


Seattle’s Morning News with Dave Ross, KIRO Radio (Jan. 3, 2017)

Femtastic Podcast: Mother and Daughter: A Tale of Two Veterans (March 1, 2017)

Spry Literary Journal, “Behind the Words” (Dec. 27, 2013)

Emerson College, “Air Force student vet wins Glamour essay contest” (Oct. 25, 2013)

WBUR Here & Now: Veterans Take On A Mission Of Writing (Dec. 25, 2012)

KIRO Radio (Seattle): Interview with 1st Lt. Johnson (Nov. 5, 2009)


Panel Discussion: “Women's Voices in War Narratives,” CONSEQUENCE Magazine 10th Anniversary Launch, Boston (April 2018)

Panel Discussion: “Sum of the Parts: Creating Cohesion from Fragmented Narratives,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Tampa, FL (March 2018)

Guest Lecture/Classroom Discussion: Gender and War, Boston University (Feb 2018)

Skype Discussion/Q&A: “Writing to Heal” Jterm class, Middlebury College (Jan 2018)

Challenge America National Exhibit of Veteran Art: “Inheritance of War” and “Echoes, Boston,” Aspen, CO (Aug – Nov 2017)

“The Square” Play Reading and Talkback, Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (April 2016)

Panel Discussion: "Unsung Heroes: Women Veterans' Voices," Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles (April 2016)

Panel Discussion: "Beyond Combat: Nontraditional War Stories," Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles (April 2016)

Fairfield University Veterans’ Day Symposium, Fairfield, CT (Nov 2014)

MA College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Veteran-Centered Care Conference (Nov 2013)

“Proud to Be at Wordfest: Prose and Poetry by America’s Veterans,” Springfield, MO (2013)

Panel Discussion: “After the Flames: How Creative Writing Can Be Used as a Tool for Healing and Understanding in Veteran and Civilian Populations,” The Examined Life Conference: Writing, Humanities and the Art of Medicine, University of Iowa (April 2013)

Panel Discussion: “Writing the War: How Creative Writing Can Be a Tool for Healing and Understanding in Veteran and Civilian Populations," Boston Book Festival (Oct 2012) AUDIO FILE


Greenlight Bookstore (New York), April 3, 2017
New Haven Public Library (New Haven, CT), Feb. 25, 2017
Pete’s Candy Store (New York), Feb. 16, 2017
Harvard Book Store (Cambridge, MA), Jan. 22, 2017
Adelina Books (Portland, OR), Jan. 6. 2017
University of Washington, Tacoma, Jan. 5, 2017
Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Jan. 3, 2017
Third Place Books (Seattle), Jan. 4, 2017
Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA), Nov. 18, 2016
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (Hagerstown, MD), Nov. 15, 2016)
Towson University (Towson, MD), Nov. 14, 2016
Excelsior College (Washington, DC), Oct. 27, 2016
Central Connecticut State University, Oct. 25, 2016

Thanks for making it to the end! I'd like to reward you with this adorable picture of my cats: