Category: Writing

Nina Rota Interview in the Los Feliz Ledger

[BOOK CLUB] Finding Comfort in Chaos with Nina Rota

Julia Ingalls was kind enough to interview me in the Los Feliz Ledger on July 31, 2019. We talked about the the quarterly reading series Sara Finnerty Turgeon and I organize at the Women’s Center for Creative Work, and my book of linked essays in progress titled Walls Crumble Before Me…

And yes, we also talked about finding some comfort in the chaos that is know as identity.

Journey to Planet Write: Late to the Game (2016)

This is my contribution to Journey to Planet Write, a project created by Gay Degani at Words in Place. These are stories of writers’ journeys to their current writing career. Check them out!

Sex Talk Realness: Being Genderqueer by Rachel Hill

I am one of the people interviewed in this piece on in October 2014. I’m really happy Rachel wrote this piece.I did not choose anonymity. I am the older one.

Scratch that. As of at least March 5, 2018, this link has been replaced by an article titled 4 People Explain What It’s Like Being Genderqueer, and I have been replaced by someone many years younger. This may be some new journalism practice that is entirely unfamiliar to me. What do you think?

Passing by Nina Rota (Eunoia Review)

Passing (Eunoia)

I’m really happy to announce that my essay Passing has been published online at Eunoia Review.  I write about gender issues so other people can handle these things better than I have, and if it’s not online who’s gonna find it?

While investigating the gender transition of LA Times Sportswriter Mike Penner/Christine Daniels, I found myself in the middle of my own gender identity crisis. A second transition lead me to the deeper nature of all life transitions, and an understanding of the impossible position Christine found herself in.

Passing first appeared in Witness Magazine.

Smiling Jenny

My short story Smiling Jenny has been published in this month’s Diverse Voices Quarterly. (This is a PDF of the DVQ , search for “Smiling Jenny” to read my story.)

Dan has given up on human girlfriends because they all leave him—probably because he insists on having sex with other women in front of them. As our story begins, Dan is unpacking his newest silicone doll and preparing to have sex with her in front of his current synthetic live-in girlfriend, Smiling Jenny. She is none too pleased about this and not at all shy about expressing her feelings

The Shadow Temple

Hey Everyone, My essay The Shadow Temple has been published in the Sex Issue of Red Fez.

The Shadow Temple describes an explicit inner sexual fantasy in which a female narrator is an older man seducing a much younger man. We then follow the narrator’s experience of acting out the fantasy in real life with someone she meets at a gathering.

Sins of the Celebrity Father

My essay, Sins of the Celebrity Father, has been published in Inside Tennis.

A tennis blogger writes about Roscoe Tanner as he slides deeper into legal trouble over bounced checks and unpaid child support only to see her blog become a meeting ground for Roscoe’s fans, friends, and finally, his daughters. The maturity and eloquence of Roscoe’s daughters lead the blogger to rethink her relationship with her own absentee celebrity father.