Other Work


Honorable mention in the 2016 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Contest for Blood, Reticent (unpublished chapbook)

Lore of the Birth Mother — Conte, May 2014, Volume 9, Issue 2
Back to the Heartland — Cleveland Review, Winter 2012 (defunct)
Can’t Tell by Looking at ThemBluestem, September 2011
ReflectionPoets on Adoption, May 2011
Birth NamePoets on Adoption, May 2011



Does It Matter If I Never Publish My Memoir? — Brevity blog, September 2017


Book Reviews

An Adoption Legend: Review of The Hundred-Year Flood by Matthew Salesses — Lost Daughters, September 2015
Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe by Lori Jakiela — Lost Daughters, August 2015
Reunited by Pamela Slaton — Lost Daughters, April 2015
Two Memoirs by Claire Hitchon: Finding Heart Horse and The Wall of Secrets — Lost Daughters, February 2015
Out of Love by Noelle Sickels — Lost Daughters, December 2014
The Roving Tree by Elsie Augustave — Lost Daughters, September 2014
Searching for the Castle by Barbara Leigh Ohrstrom — Lost Daughters, February 2014
Thrall by Natasha Trethewey — Flycatcher, Summer/Fall 2013
Darkness Sticks to Everything: Collected and New Poems by Tom Hennen — Flycatcher, Summer/Fall 2013
Not Only the Things That Have Happened by Mridula Koshy — Lost Daughters, November 2013
Becoming Patrick: A Memoir by Patrick McMahon — Lost Daughters, July 2013
Split at the Root by Catana Tully — Lost Daughters, May 2013
Sharks in the Rivers by Ada LimónFlycatcher: A Journal of Native Imagination, January 2013
Gloss by Ida Stewart Flycatcher: A Journal of Native Imagination, Winter 2011/2012
Weather by Dave LucasFlycatcher: A Journal of Native Imagination, Winter 2011/2012


Selected Posts from the Lost Daughters Blog

Contrary to #FlipTheScript, #ShoutYourAdoption Is All About Shame — 11/14/15
Thoughts on Family after a Decade in Reunion — 6/25/15
Dear Elton John, It’s Not All About You — 3/19/15
We Are Not Our Story: An Interview with Author and Adoptee Claire Hitchon — 2/28/15
Why Must We Search for Our Birth Parents? — 11/10/14
Adoptee Identity and the Fear of Losing Connections — 10/9/14
Adoptee Reactions to Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) in the Media (with Matthew Salesses) — 5/19/14
All I Want for Christmas Is My OBC — 12/22/13
The Lost Daughters Discuss The Child Catchers by Kathryn Joyce (five-part series) —  May 2013
Tell Me Who My Father Is — 3/9/13
The Connectedness of Motherhood — 2/18/13
NaBloPoMo Day 21: Biology — 11/21/12
NaBloPoMo Day 19: Adoptee Writers — 11/19/12
The Perfect Name — 9/23/12
When Grief Goes Unrecognized — 8/29/12


Betsie Norris, “Betsie’s Quest: Origins of an Ohio Adoptee Rights Activist” — Lost Daughters, March 26, 2013
Pamela Bauer Mueller, “Insights into Independent Publishing” — Georgia Writers Association, April 2012
Lisa Russell, “Second Saturday Sneak Peek: Lisa Russell” — Georgia Writers Association, March 2012
Jack McDevitt, “Second Saturday Sneak Peek: Jack McDevitt” — Georgia Writers Association, February 2012