Publications and awards

Winner, Easy Street Magazine’s Portal Prize for Speculative Fiction, for the short story “Family Mart.”

•  Runner-up, Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize, for the essay "Kibun.” Published in the 2015 Fish Anthology.

• “Family Mart,” a short story, published in Unstuck Vol. 2, 2012.

• Shortlisted for the 2011-2012 Fish Publishing Short Story Prize, judged by Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell

• Finalist, Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, May 2010

• “Hunger,” a short story, in Clare Literary Journal, Vol. 11, Fall 2010

• “A Last Summer, A Slow Dance,” an essay in the Minnetonka Review, Issue Two, Winter 2008

• Finalist, 2007 William Allen Creative Nonfiction Contest hosted by “The Journal,” an Ohio State University literary magazine, for the essay “Nonpersons.”

• “Pruning,” a personal essay in the anthology Gardening at a Deeper Level, published by Garden House Press, 2004


Selected articles and opinions

“The carnivore’s dilemma,” San Francisco Business Times, Nov. 12, 2007

“Solar giant Suntech moves to S.F.”, San Francisco Business Times, Oct. 22, 2007

“Small nonprofits look for big sponsors,” San Francisco Business Times, July 24, 2006

“Influx of families marks South of Market shift,” San Francisco Business Times, June 27, 2005

“Wine bars uncorked: New tasting rooms combine comfort and sophistication,” San Francisco Business Times, June 14, 2004

“Czech Mate,” a travel article in the magazine Travel Today Arabia , September/October 2003

“Desperate couple in high-speed chase,” San Francisco Business Times, Nov. 25, 2002. Also published in the Washington Business Journal, Dec. 12, 2002


Journalism awards

• First place, business and financial reporting, Best of the West competition, 2004.

• Best Real Estate/Home Section, National Association of Real Estate Editors, 2001, 2002, 2004.

• Best Real Estate/Home Section, Second Place, National Association of Real Estate Editors, 2003.

• Best Special Issue, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2002.

• Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Fellowship, 1998-99.



Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Emerson College, 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Japanese Studies
Earlham College, 1994