I’ve contributed short stories to a variety of collections, including the Anthony Award-winning anthology Shattering Glass (Nasty Woman Press), Tales From the House Band (Plus One Press), Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories and Deadfall: Crime Stories by New England Writers (Level Best Books), and Christmas Cats (Chamberlain Bros.) among others. My essays are included in Cat Women: Female Writers on Their Feline Friends (Seal Press), For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth About Their Bodies, Growing Older, and Acceptance (Seal Press), and He Said What? Women Talk About the Moment Everything Changed (Seal Press), among others.
A sampling of my journalism/nonfiction pieces (more on request):
I was ripe to be a victim: In this op-ed in the Boston Globe, I discussed the psychology of victims, starting with my own.
In the #MeToo Era, We Don’t Need to Make Nice for the Boston Globe.
The Costs of Inequality: For Women, Progress Slows As Power Nears (My coverage of Harvard’s Women & Public Policy conference ran in U.S. News & World Report).
Harvard students study art by making it (for the Harvard Gazette).
This op-ed (opinion piece) for the Boston Globe on the TV show “The Americans,” Chrissie Hynde, and rape touches on ideas I’m working into a new novel: Elizabeth Jennings: ‘American,’ Russian mole, and, beneath it all, rape survivor.
It closed twenty years ago, but the Rat’s rollicking reverb echoes on: Remembering Boston’s landmark rock club (for The Boston Globe Magazine)
The Web Catches and Reshapes Radio: A primer on Internet radio (for the New York Times)
Parenting Passages: When adult children care for their elders (for
The Unwavering Gaze: Fabritius and Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” (for the Arts Fuse)
With friends like these…: A writeup of the online Readerville
community (for The New York Times)
Cat Burgler: Or why cat hoarder Heidi Erickson will probably hoard again (for the Boston Phoenix)
Eat This Song: The first time I heard the band X (for Salon.com)
A profile of media critic Jean Kilbourne (for Ms. magazine)
Girl Power: The fine art of remaining a feminist – and not having to kill the spiders (for the Boston Phoenix)
Animal Magnetism, or why we love the pets we do (for the Boston Phoenix)
Found in Translation: A review of Dubravka Ugresic’s spot-on skewering of the publishing industry (for the Boston Phoenix)
The hunter becomes the hunted: My review of David
Quammen’s great Monsters of God. (for the San Francisco Chronicle)
And, for fun, short music pieces and reviews for Offbeat magazine.