Short fiction, presentations, published articles

Short fiction

“Parachute,” in Factor Four Magazine 

“The Apple,” in Daily Science Fiction 

“Prank Day,” in Mythic magazine


“Worlds Apart” (reprint), upcoming in “Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy: Volume Two” (check out eBookthe Kickstarter!)



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




“Leviathan,” in Volume Silver of “Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging”



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


You can also check out my author page on Amazon!



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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.


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“Lesser-Known Monsters: A Collection of Spooky Short Stories”: A roundup of classic and modern short stories featuring unusual, offbeat, or undefinable monsters, plus where to find each story.


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

Children’s Books and Libraries

On the many different types of Jewish books:

On the results of the 2022 LJ/SLJ Job Satisfaction Survey: Under Pressure_ Survey Provides Insight into Librarians’ Job Satisfaction _ School Library Journal 

On the NCTE’s new policy statement about using more nonfiction in the classroom:

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