Published Work




Dining Out in Costa Rica; As You Like It   06 Oct 2013

If I Can Get Rid of Costa Rican Ants, Anyone Can.   05 Sept 2013

Have You Lived in Costa Rica Longer than “A While?” 19 August 2013

The Art of Giving Directions  22 July 2013

Keeping Food Fresh in The Tropics   09 July 2013

Cédula Renewal Wars  17 June 2013

The Nightmare of Renewing Costa Rican Legal Documents  29 May 2013




Two Poems     Four and Twenty (April 2013• Volume 6 • Issue 4)

Rubber Boot Koan Four and Twenty  (December 2011• Volume 4 • Issue 12)

“The Migrants” Four and Twenty (April 2011 • Volume 4 • Issue 4)

“Facebook” Comrac Press Review (March 28, 2010)

“Guaro” Comrac Press Review (October 07, 2009)




“Rain Time in Costa Rica” Saranac Review #12 Fall 2016

“Death Comes Calling” Blue Lyra Review – Issue 1.1  Summer 2012

KingfisherBluestem magazinespring  2011 online quarterly

Dog Tags

“Some Thoughts on my Father-in-law”

“Learning to Listen”

“Stop it!”

“Everything Wiggly and Poisonous

“Totally Wired”



Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta

The Rumpus Sunday Interview with Vanessa Blakeslee

Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

Shame and Wonder by David Searcy

Juventud by Vanessa Blakeslee

In Wilderness by Diane Thomas

Bad Karma in the Big Easy by D.J. Donaldson

Good Cop, Bad Daughter: Memoirs of an Unlikely Police Officer by Karen Lynch

Leaving the Pink House by Ladette Randolph

Train Shots by Vanessa Blakeslee

Shepherd: A Memoir by Richard Gilbert

The Word Exchange: A Novel by Alena Graedon

The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning by Julene Bair

The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba by Julia Cooke

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson

Handling the Truth: on the Writing of Memoir by Beth Kephart

The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese  By Michael Paterniti

The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia by Alden Jones

The Days Are Gods by Liz Stephens

Moby-Duck:The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers,
Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn

When the Killing’s Done by T.C Boyle

Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery by Jennie Erin Smith

The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswald

Even Silence has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle by Ingrid Betancourt

Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession by Craig Childs

The Disappearing Spoon:And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean

Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey by William Least Heat-Moon

At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays by Anne Fadiman

Heaven’s Coast by Mark Doty

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