Shorter Pieces

"When You Cross the Border" 

Carve Magazine, December 2010

"Your Story" 

Literary Mama, October 2015

"Through the Gauntlet" 

Austenesque Reviews, December 2019

When your mother refuses to talk to you after your marriage, you will turn to your husband and say, 'She’ll come around to us in time.

For weeks, ever since you slipped out of me more easily than a sigh, I have been trying to write.

On the pain of watching your kids struggle, chances not taken, and (finally, sort of) overcoming anxiety.

"The Clergyman's Wife Gives Charlotte Lucas Center Stage" 

BookBub, November 2019

"Writing While Mother" 
Books By Women, December 2019

On navigating (or not) being both a writer and a mother of small children.

... It’s about love, or lack thereof, and what place it would have had in the lives of women who did not have a man with ten thousand a year waiting to rescue them from the terrifying uncertainty of the future.

"Laudanum and Babies in Jane Austen's Time" 

A Writer of History, November 2019

 That half-hysterical mental joke I had with myself about new mothers drugging their babies so they could get on with their other responsibilities was, in fact, a grim reality.