Rachel’s short stories, nonfiction essays, and humor pieces have appeared in several literary journals and collections. A recent selection:


“Crafty Handouts for your Next Airplane Trip”, The Higgs-Weldon

“Pride”, 101 Words

Mirror Game“, Sandy River Review

“Riding the Bus”,  The Way We Sleep

“Things About Nice Houses with Gardens”, Knee-Jerk Magazine



“What Wonder Woman Meant to her Earliest Fans”, Electric Lit

“The Election and the Ash Borer”, The Rumpus

“Litsy: Connect to Readers as a Reader”, Women Writers, Women’s Books

“For Crying Out Loud”, US Catholic

“The Compassion Gap and Mommy Forums” Mothers Always Write

“Accessible Lear: Teaching King Lear to Secondary-Education Students”

“Faculty Bratitude”, Chronicle of Higher Education




Rachel’s writing about parenting, cooking, and gardening appear on her other blog as well as in local publications.