I created this page to keep track of my published work as well as the novels I’ve blogged here on Once Upon a Yarn.


» A List of Anxious Things, PSU Pathos Literary Magazine Winter 2019. Creative nonfiction about anxiety.

» Backyard Bird and DivaPSU Pathos Literary Magazine Online Art Gallery Vol 15. Photos of my chicken Harriet. Click here!

» Ruby, PSU Pathos Literary Magazine Fall 2018. Poem in memory of my poodle.

» But Why Would You Quit?, PSU Pathos Literary Magazine Fall 2018. Creative nonfiction about why I quit ballet.

» The Feminist Knitter, PCC Letter and Line Winter 2018. Creative nonfiction. Later republished on my blog.

» Temporary, PCC Letter and Line Spring 2017. Fiction.

(PSU = Portland State University, PCC = Portland Community College)

Once Upon a Yarn Originals

As an English major, I produce a lot of essays and short stories. Rather than letting them languish in my folders, I occasionally share them here.

Princess Leia and Empowerment Written for International Women’s Day 2017.

Why I Love Yarn I wrote this for I Love Yarn Day 2016. A short essay on the various reasons I love yarn, which you probably got from the title. 😛

Portrait of a Poodle A poem in memory of my poodle Ruby.


Just for fun, and my own reference, here are the novels I’ve written to date. 🙂

The Yarn Wars: Blogged here in 2013. In a dystopian world where knitters and crocheters are at war, three girls band together to uncover the mystery behind the Yarn Wars.More info here.

Peregrine Island: Clover is stranded at summer camp on a private island when World War III begins, with no way to get to the mainland and supplies running low. Written for NaNoWriMo 2015.

Magical Thinking: In this retelling of Sleeping Beauty, two girls fall in love while trying to break a curse. Blogged here in 2016 & later submitted to Swoon Reads.

By the Sea: Work in progress (started in 2018). Lee’s quiet summer of homeschooling is turned upside-down when Noah moves to Myrtle Cove.

Song of the Sea: I clearly need help with titles. Lyra discovers she’s the heir to the kingdom of Undersea. Written in 2018.

Honorable mention: Firebird was the first “novel” I wrote at 30k for NaNoWriMo 2014.


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