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


“Grapefruit”, Cotton Xenomorph

“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

“Bookish Resolutions for the New Year”, Women Writers, Women’s Books

“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.