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Flipping the Narrative: Telling the Story of Urban Enslavement, 64 Parishes, Winter 2022

Writing Letters to the Dead, Covey Club, 2022

“Book Review: A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape,” American Road, Volume XX, Number 1, page 117.

“Revealing the Truth,” What Times Are These by Mississippi Public High Schoolers, Forward by W. Ralph Eubanks, Preface by Katy Simpson Smith, 2021

Jewel of the Jewel’: Peter’s Pottery of Mound Bayou, Mississippi Folklife, Spring Issue, 2021

Journal entry, November 11, 2020, Pandemic Diaries, Passager Books, November 2020

A Place Apart: Mound Bayou, Mississippi Folklife, Fall Issue, 2020

The New Normal, Wanderlust Journal, June 1, 2020

“A ‘Better’ Education,” The Academy Stories, December 2019

“Haunted by a Ghost Town: The Lure of Rodney, Mississippi,” Mississippi Folklife, Summer Issue, 2019

“Swimming in Salt,”Wanderlust, The Best of 2019 Anthology, p. 121-123.

“Meridian’s Royal Past,” Mississippi Folklife, Winter Issue 2019

“Mississippi: My History,”  Minerva Rising, Issue 15, Fall 2018, Roots, Wings, and Everything In Between, p. 77-83.

“Three Things I Learned About Houston After Harvey,” The Houston Chronicle, April 19, 2018, Gray Matters section.

Two short essays in Houston’s Favorite Poems, published January 2018, edited by Robin Davidson, pp. 238, 240

Why I Write,” in 1888, an online publication, September 2017

“The Monster that Won’t Die: A Hurricane Harvey Diary,” Houstonia, September 11, 2017

The Stories Children are Telling in Harvey Shelters,” The Houston Chronicle, September 6, 2017, Gray Matters section.

“Bottled Up Women” in Peacock Journal, an online publication, in December 2016.

“Uncharted Territory” and “I’m Not Your Girl” in WiVLA Chapbook Inspired by Her Quote, literary pieces by WiLVA women inspired by other women, a chapbook published in March 2016.

“They Heard My U.S. Accent. They Asked about Trump”, a piece for The Houston Chronicle, March 23, 2016, Gray Matters section.

Bowl O’Gratitude, an ultrashort memoir, in the anthology Reflections published by Telling Our Stories Press in August 2015. Click here to buy paperback or digital edition or see a PDF of ReflectionsPiece.

The Moving Story Project: Watching Words Come Alive
Teachers & Writers, Winter 2013-2014: pp. 26-28.

Simple Sundays, Mississippi Magazine January/February 2013; p. 310.

Finding Stories with Splashes of Paint: The Menil Collection and Writers in the Schools, Teachers & Writers, Fall 2012: pp. 18–23.

Inspired Summer Writing Ideas from Writers in the SchoolsTeachers & Writers, Summer 2012: pp. 6-12.

Advice from Nature, Teachers & Writers, Fall 2011: pp. 28-31.

The Taste of HappinessTeachers & Writers, Winter 2009-2010: pp. 17-21.

A Place for HopeLiving August 2009: pp. 85-86.

Summer Writing Ideas from Writers in the Schools, Teachers & Writers Collaborative blog.

Weddings: The Second Time Around, Pensacola Magazine/Weddings 2008: pp. 33-35.

Top Ten Reasons Why I Love my City, Houston, Bruce Reyes-Chow guest blogger

The Grand DameNorthwest Florida’s Business Magazine, October 2007: pp. 43-47.

A Shark’s TalePensacola Magazine, June/July 2006: pp. 9-10.