Rachel’s short stories, nonfiction essays, and humor pieces have appeared in several literary journals and collections. A recent selection:


“The Dumpster Game”, X-Ray Lit Mag

“Letdown”, Literary Mama

“Things About Nice Houses with Gardens”, Knee-Jerk Magazine

“Pride”, 101 Words

“Riding the Bus”,  The Way We Sleep

Mirror Game“, Sandy River Review

“Six Authors in Search of a Character”, Split Lip Magazine, Print Vol. 2 *nominated for Best Small Fictions 2019

“Grapefruit”, Cotton Xenomorph _*nominated for Wigleaf’s Top 50 Short Fiction of the Year 2019


“Memorials to Those We Lost to Parenting”, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

“Lice Real Estate Listings”, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

“Hi from the Long Story before the Recipe on this Blog,” The Belladonna

“Literal Evergreen Humor for Literal Evergreens,” Points in Case

“Our Divorce Would Cause a Temporal Rift, Sharon,” Slackjaw

“List: Stellar New Trends in AntiVaxx Party Planning”, Points in Case

“What Your Favorite Protest Craft Supply Says About You”, Little Old Lady Comedy

“Crafty Handouts for your Next Airplane Trip”, The Higgs-Weldon

Personal Essays

“Why Voyager is the Only Thing I’m Streaming during a Pandemic”, Star Trek

“Why I Use the Fertility Awareness Method for Family Planning”, New York Times Parenting

“The Election and the Ash Borer”, The Rumpus

“For Crying Out Loud”, US Catholic

“Faculty Bratitude”, Chronicle of Higher Education

“Getting to Science and Why I love/hate Insects”, The Story Collider(recording of live story-telling event)

“Shout out to Moms in Cluster-Feeding Hell”, Scary Mommy

Interviews, Book Reviews, etc.

“What Wonder Woman Meant to her Earliest Fans”, Electric Lit

Interview with Lyz Lenz for GOD LAND, Electric Lit

“What Reading MAID Taught Me…” Electric Lit

“Bookish Resolutions for the New Year”, Women Writers, Women’s Books

“Litsy: Connect to Readers as a Reader”, Women Writers, Women’s Books

“The Compassion Gap and Mommy Forums” Mothers Always Write

Interview with Meg Elison for Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Books that Shook Us

Interview with editors of My Body, My Words, Books that Shook Us

“Unpopular Food Opinions: The Runza”, Cotton Xenomorph

“A Toast to the Furby”, Data Driven Investor

Accessible Lear: Teaching King Lear to Secondary-Education Students

Rachel’s writing about parenting, cooking, and gardening appear on her other blog as well as in local publications.