Works

To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond
The journey of a young lesbian, the daughter of devout missionaries to the Navajo Nation, who walked away from everything she loved in order to be herself. She never stopped longing for home or giving up hope for reconciliation. Read an excerpt by clicking on the link. Anticipated paperback and e-book release in September 2016 by Terra Nova Books.

A Good Stranger
A braided essay weaving together three strands of a search for spiritual identity--Protestant Christian, Navajo, and Jewish. Published in Isthmus Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2014.

Naturalization
An essay about how an interracial relationship lived on in my teaching writing to my African American students. An exploration of cross-cultural identity. In Clockhouse Review, Summer 2013. Listed as Notable in The Best American Essays 2014.

Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living
My biography of Viktor Frankl is the story of a man who forged a life of triumph in the crucible of the Holocaust. Viktor Frankl, the author of Manís Search for Meaning, survived four concentration camps by living his belief that a person can survive the worst situations by finding meaning in them. Written for Young Adults, Viktor Frankl has generated crossover interest among adults and has been used in high school and college classrooms and by adult book groups.