Better Times, winner of the 2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize, finalist in Traditional Fiction for the 2019 CWA Book of the Year Awards – praise from Publishers Weekly, The New York Times, Foreword Reviews, Harvard Review, ENTROPY, and Tor.com; excerpt on LitHub; coverage in the Quad City Times; interview with Emily Collins for CutBank; interview with Seth Fried for Full Stop; interview with Jesse Hassenger for Fiction Writers Review; interview with Thais Miller for The Museum of Americana; interview with John King for The Drunken Odyssey podcast
“A House in Order,” Pleaides, forthcoming
“The Thing That Never Gets Closer,” New South, forthcoming
“A Kindness,” Fourteen Hills, Issue 27
“The Less Said,” CALYX, Vol. 32:1
“Errata,” Crazyhorse, Number 96
“Echos,” Nautilus, Issue 068
“The Catastrophists,” Shenandoah, Volume 6, No.1, Fall 2018
“Lookaftering,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, Fall/Winter Issue 63
“No Man’s Land,” Salt Hill, Issue 37
“When Her Father Was an Island,” Bellevue Literary Review, Fall 2016
“Foreigners,” Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 2016
“Laika,” New Orleans Review, 2015; second publishing in The Pushcart Prize Anthology XLI, Best of the Small Presses 2017
“Those Who Left & Those Who Stayed,” Epiphany, Winter 2013/2014. Watch the author read an excerpt from this story here.
“Prospecting,” LIT, Summer 2011
“Cleavage,” Gulf Coast Fiction Prize Winner, Winter/Spring 2011
“Bring Back the Vibes of Howards End, You Cowards,” LitHub, 2022
“On Loss, Time, and Hope: My Year Reading Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet,” LitHub, 2021
“It’s Kind of an Itchy Age,” Bright Wall/Dark Room, 2021
“10 Story Collections by Women You Should Read Right Now,” Publishers Weekly, 2018
“Sara Batkie on Jo Ann Beard,” Literary Mothers, 2014
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