Short fiction, presentations, published articles

Short fiction

“The Apple”:


“Prank Day,” in Mythic magazine

“In His Name,” in “Strange Fire: Jewish Voices from the Pandemic”

“Leviathan,” in Volume Silver of “Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging” (preorders available now)



“Clearing the Field,” in “Stories We Tell After Midnight: Volume 3”






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“What’s Really in the Water? Water Cryptids and Where to Read About Them”: A rundown of famous water-based cryptids like mermaids and krakens, along with some old and new book recommendations.


This is a sampling of the articles I’ve written for various online and offline publications. 

Children’s Books and Libraries

On the underrated value of licensed content: Already Famous_ Making the Case for Licensed Content Books _ School Library Journal

On how publishers have pivoted to virtual promotion over the coronavirus: absent-live-events-publishers-keep-creators-and-librarians-connected-_-school-library-journal-1

On how libraries have been handling virtual early learning programs during the pandemic: Screen Time to the Rescue! Virtual Early Learning _ School Library Journal

On the impact of Green Card Youth Voices on one Wisconsin school: All-School Read Makes Impact_ Book by Young Immigrants Changes Perceptions at Wisconsin High School _ School Library Journal

On how teen advisory boards look beyond the library walls to help their communities: Teen Advisory Boards Work to Impact Libraries—and Communities _ School Library Journal

On how librarians struggle to find authentic kidlit books on disability: SLJ disability representation

On how Explore Chicago Collections is helping young researchers: SLJ – Explore Chicago Collections

On the financial impact of a Caldecott or Newbery Medal: SLJ – Awards bump

Health and Medical Issues

On the relationship between hearing loss and mental health:

On the link between hearing loss and cognitive decline: 

On how pulses of light could help with hearing loss:

On the importance of proper hearing aid care and maintenance:

On the link between hearing loss and accidental injury:

Real Estate

On the “green” concrete a NJ firm is using in a construction project:

On the revamp of an indoor mall and what it might mean for retail: Newly opened Shops at Ledgewood Commons shows potential of ‘de-malling’ done right – Real Estate NJ

On how smart building tech helps with affordability and energy savings:

On developers’ plans for the less-developed areas of Hoboken:

On virtual apartment tours during the coronavirus lockdown: teams turn to virtual tours platforms to lure renters during stay-at-home order

On the newest in patio and deck trends: Homeowners want to bring their living spaces outdoors

On the new high-end condos down the Shore:  Oceanfront living going glam

On when and how to replace your windows:  a-clear-look-at-replacing-windows-news-northjersey

On millennials buying homes without help from parents: more-millennials-buying-homes-without-parents-help

A Q&A with Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy: real-estate-qa_-maxwell-ryan-apartment-therapy-founder-news-northjersey

A profile of people who live in their childhood homes: keeping-childhood-home-in-the-family-towns-northjersey

A Q&A with decluttering blogger/author Francine Jay (aka Miss Minimalist): author-offers-advice-on-attacking-clutter-news-northjersey

Arts and Entertainment

On a famed hometown artist and her piece at the Newark Museum: A Homecoming at the Newark Museum of Art _ New Jersey Monthly

On one artist’s struggle to get through cancer and the pandemic: Artist Kevin Von Holtermann on Overcoming Adversity _ New Jersey Monthly

On new things you can learn and do virtually this year (multi-writer project): Your Ultimate Guide to Learning Something New This Year _ New Jersey Monthly

On three friends who created an art exhibit together (postponed during the lockdown, unfortunately!): Longtime Friends Collaborate on Still-Life Exhibit _ New Jersey Monthly

On the Morristown Festival of Books: Morristown Festival of Books Turns a Page _ New Jersey Monthly

On historic buildings that found a second life as a home for the local arts scene: The Arts to the Rescue

Checking out the reopened Field Station: Dinosaurs: field-station_-dinosaurs-new-home-in-overpeck-park-best-of-nj_-nj-lifestyle-guides-features-events-and-more

Local Business/Agriculture

On a new recycling-friendly grocery delivery service: NJ Service Delivers Household Products—Without Plastic _ New Jersey Monthly

On the two-person winery using tech to revamp the winemaking process: At Sky Acres Winery, Clean Winemaking Is in th Bag

On the entrepreneurs who revived a Colonial-era drink called switchel: making-the-switch-to-switchel

On the New Jersey artist who helped Lin-Manuel Miranda’s fundraiser after the Orlando shootings: njmonthly-com-orlando-shooting-inspires-montclair-artist

Case Studies

On the GOfermentor: GOfermentor case study