Many of my current and former students have published their first stories, essays and poems after taking my class or working one-on-one with me, in publications including Hypertext Journal, Poets Reading the News, Speckled Trout Review, The Banyan Review, The Green Silk Review and Tiferet Journal.

Quite a few have been accepted to prestigious MFA writing programs including Bennington, Sarah Lawrence, Stony Brook and Warren Wilson.

A few highlights…

David Nicholson's family history As Well As Common: A South Carolina African-American Family From Slavery to the Dawn of Integration will be published by the University of South Carolina Press. I served as his developmental editor.

Pamela Wax published a full-length poetry collection, Walking the Labyrinth (2022, Main Street Rag) that includes some of the poems she wrote when in my Memoir class at The Writers Studio.

Within a couple of months of finishing a tutorial with me, Lisa Foster published her "how I built this" memoir, Bag Lady: How I Started a Business for a Greener World and Changed the Way America Shops (2022, John Hunt Publishing).

After a 10-hour tutorial with me, Robin Reif published a personal essay in Off Assignment and has another forthcoming in the prestigious Missouri Review in 2022.

Karen McIntyre was a two-time finalist for the Lascaux Prize in 2015 and 2019. She wrote me after the first announcement: "This was the first story...that feels emotionally resolved and complete. And that was all to your credit for guiding me."

Rachel Talbot submitted her first story ever and placed in the top 20 in the prestigious Nimrod contest.

M. Nicole Wildhood and Marianne Gambaro both published chapbooks with Finishing Line Press. 

Concepción and the Baby Brokers and Other Stories Out of Guatemala, a story collection by Deborah Clearman, was published in 2017 by Rain Mountain Press.

The Jane Austen Project, a literary time-travel novel by New York Times editor Kathleen Flynn, was published by HarperCollins in 2017.

A memoir by pioneering feminist economist Myra Strober called Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others) was published by MIT Press in 2016.

S.D. Turner's first novella, The Pleasure of Your Company (2015), is available in paperback at Amazon and Kindle. Kirkus gave the novella a positive Indie review. I’ve worked with Turner on her next two manuscripts.