My Published Works

Hello! Thank you for taking an interest in reading my published works. Please click on the links below to read a sampling of my writing available on-line. Alternatively, I invite you to view my writing portfolio on Contently.

You might also be interested in 9 Lives: The Life in 10 Minutes Anthologyin which one of my short creative non-fiction pieces appears, as well as in Our Virginia, a collection of poetry including two of my poems.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy

This edition of the popular and uplifting Chicken Soup for the Soul series will be available September 24, 2019. Chicken Soup for the Soul books provide encouraging, real-life tales (or should I say “tails?”) of people and animals overcoming challenges, surmounting odds, learning life lessons, etc.

  • What I Wouldn’t Give…

American Kennel Club (AKC)

The Petco Foundation 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Great Wolf Lodge

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Dog

The Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books provides encouraging, real-life tales (or should I say “tails?”) of people and animals overcoming challenges, surmounting odds, learning life lessons, etc.

  • The Reward

Freedom with Writing

Freedom with Writing is a resource for all writers. In a regular newsletter, they compile dozens of writing and publishing opportunities for blogs, websites, articles, contests, anthologie, etc. They also publish informative books for writers.

Everyday Dog Magazine

Originally a print magazine known as Virginia-Maryland-Washington DC Dog, Everyday Dog Magazine is now an online web and social media platform for dog lovers and dog professionals.

The Village News

Based out of Chester, Virginia, The Village News is published weekly and covers “the stories that mean the most to our readers…. Editorial focuses on school events and news, local sports, community events and announcements, civic groups and club news, local politics, local social issues, and anything that is affecting the daily lives of our readers.”

Mother Earth Living

Mother Earth Living features articles, tips, tricks, and information for living our best lives in harmony with the natural environment.

The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile is powered by The Harford, and features lots of useful information about insurance, as well as about wellness, home, family, and lifestyle.

League Blog

League is a health and wellness company that offers some pretty cool benefits and programs. Their blog features all kinds of stories, covering topics ranging from how you can be healthier at work, to how health benefits impact the workplace.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

The Times-Dispatch is Virginia’s capital city newspaper. My work has appeared in their “In My Shoes” and “My Life” columns. is an excellent resource for pet parents (like me!). If there’s a dog (or two or three!) in your life, you might want to read the articles below–as well as many others available on

Sweatpants and Coffee

Sweatpants and Coffee is a self-care website that touts itself as being “a bastion of comfort and sanity in an often uncomfortable world.” Their articles are uplifting, informative, and engaging.

writeHacker Magazine

Although no longer in circulation, writeHackr was a digital magazine geared towards writers of all kinds.

Life in 10 Minutes is a writing workshop group in Richmond, Virginia. It’s also a book and a school of writing. It’s inclusive, encouraging, and unifying. The site publishes pieces written in a mere 10 minutes.

Bozeman Magazine

Bozeman Magazine is both a print and digital publication that features local art and writing.


This literary magazine is geared for teens and young adults. Though several of my poems have appeared in Cicada, the first literary magazine to feature my writing, only one is available online.

The Christian Science Monitor

This independent newspaper is owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. It prides itself on fair and balanced presentation of news around the world.

My Trending Stories

In addition to maintaining Mind the Dog Writing Blog, I am a contributor at To read articles I have written related not only to writing, but also to life, life coaching, health and wellness, family, relationships, animals, teaching, etc., please visit my page by clicking here. My bio will be the first thing you see, and if you scroll down, you’ll find my various articles and essays. If you like what you read, please follow my page there, as well!



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