The Persistence of a Bathing Suit Finishing Line Press.


“Free” Paterson Literary Review

“A Day at the Chemo Spa” Bigger Than They Appear: An Anthology of Very Short Poems

“Salamanders and Sewing Pins” and “Photo on a Cellar Wall” Writers Reading at Sweetwaters Anthology

“Mother Tongue,” “Photo on a Cellar Wall,” and “Two Dimensions” Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings With a Sicilian Accent

“Funny Face” and “Limbs Cast in Gold” Mamazine

“Sundays” Public-Republic

“The Art of Capturing A Waterfall on Film” The Driftwood

“First Light” and another poem in Hip Mama Magazine as Cristina Trapani Peck


Somewhere in Layers” Orca: A Literary Journal

“The Jacket” Chiaroscuro: An Anthology of Virtue and Vice

Gaudi’s EyesBear River Review


Even in the DarkCleaver Magazine

“At Long Last, I Learn to Make the Cannoli” Entropy Magazine

Poetry in Everyday Things” Nan Sanders Pokerwinski’s HeartWood Blog

The Power of Pebbles” Cup of Comfort for a Better World

Creative Writing Awards

“The Persistence of a Bathing Suit” chapbook manuscript, semi-finalist Finishing Line Press New Women’s Voice Competition

“Keeping Up Appearances” poem, Ketuckiana Metroversity Award, second place

“Survival” Short Story, honorable mention Metro Detroit Writers Competition

“Burnt by the Sun” Chelsea Poetry Competition, first place

Journalism Awards

2010 Third Place, Column Writing, Michigan Press Association

2009 Second Place, Column Writing, Michigan Press Association

2008 Second Place Serious Column National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest

2008 Third Place Column Writing and Spot News Michigan Press Association

2005 First Place Humor Column National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest

Other Links

Good River Review

The Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University

Writing Heights Writers Association

Colorado Author’s League

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