The Shell Game 

Writers Play with Borrowed Forms

Edited and with an introduction by Kim Adrian

Published by University of Nebraska Press, released April 2018


Among the many wondrous essays in this anthology, I am more than honored to have my essay "Easy As Pie, That's a Lie" included. The entire collection is comprised of hermit crab essays--lyrical essays which borrow its structure from another form that already exists, for example a recipe. Like maybe a pie recipe! 

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PEN Center USA - Writer's Respond: my experience teaching a PITC creative writing workshop at Ocean Discovery Institute in San Diego.


The Writers Chronicles: “The Reincarnation of the Gothic into Literary Nonfiction”


The Gettysburg Review:

 “When We Were Ghouls”

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The Normal School:

 “The Making of a Hive”


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The Normal School:

 “Easy As Pie: That’s A Lie”


The Rattling Wall: “How Many Times Must I Die?”


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San Diego City Beat: “Death Café: Tea, Cake and Talk about the End”

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San Diego City Beat: “Amy Wallen's Death Obsession Uncovers Weird, Mysterious and Fascinating Life”

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DimeStories Podcast: “Food, Literary Food: “Lizard and Onions”

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“DimeStories Open Mic Standout”