My Publications

PLAY:

Astrid: or, My Swedish Mama, presented in a readers’ theater production at the Victorian Players, Youngstown, Ohio, April 2, 2017. Presented in March 2018 as part of the Hopewell Theatre’s regular schedule, Youngstown, Ohio.

BOOK:

The Body in Illness and Health: Themes and Images in Jane Austen (Peter Lang, 1993). 

ESSAYS:

“Remembering Ronnie,” published in Kaleidoscope (Issue 80), a publication of United Disability Services, Akron, Ohio, January 2020.

“The Candy Stores on Queens Boulevard,” published in Spillwords Press, November 2019.

“Ohio, Iowa, and Sometimes Idaho,” published in Spillwords Press, September 2019.

“The Porch Project,” published in Pilcrow & Dagger April/May 2019.

“Mrs. Harris,” published in Potato Soup Journal March 2019.

“When the Boys Came Home,” published in Pilcrow & Dagger, January 2019.

“The Yo-Yo Guy,” published in Pilcrow & Dagger, November/December 2018.

“Paris to Normandy,” published in the July 2018 issue of La Cañada Flintridge Neighbors Magazine.

“Bratislava, Slovakia” published in the April 2018 issue of La Cañada Flintridge Neighbors Magazine.

“Tea With Barbara” published in Table for Two, edited by Christina Hamlett (CreateSpace, 2018).

“Uncle Otto,” published in Adelaide Voices Literary Award Anthology, 2018.

“Hitting the Road with Road Scholar” published in the January 2018 issue of La Cañada Flintridge Neighbors Magazine.

“O, Apostrophe!” published in Speculative Grammarian October 2017. A shorter version was published on The Short Humour Site, May 2020.

“They Have a Word for That” published in Speculative Grammarian, August 2017.

 “Vadstena, Sweden,” published in the June 2017 issue of La Cañada Flintridge Neighbors Magazine.

“Finding Bill,” published in Finding Mr. Right, edited by Christina Hamlett (CreateSpace, 2016).

“Where Are You, O High-School Friends,” published in Unfinished Chapters, edited by Christina Hamlett (CreateSpace, 2015).

SHORT STORIES:

“The End of the Line,” to be published in Corner Bar Magazine.

“Write Your Stuff,” to be published in Down in the Dirt, February 2021. It is currently online at scars.tv.

“Call Me Something,” to be published in Down in the Dirt, January 2021. It is currently online at scars.tv.

“Albert’s List,” to be published in Scarlet Leaf Review, November 2020.

“Knit, Purl, Death,” to be published in Dark Dossier, November 2020.

“Memory Care,” to be published in (mac)ro(mic), November 2020.

“Internet Hoaxes for Fun and No Profit,” published in Little Old Lady Comedy, October 2020.

“The Three Little Pigs Meet Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” to be published in Secret Attic, October 2020.

“Hubert and Sylvia,” published in A Story in 100 Words, October 2020.

“The End of the World,” published in Down in the Dirt, October 2020. It is online at scars.tv.

“Juliana and the Virus,” published in Literary Yard, September 2020.

“Irony as Punishment,” to be published in Spillwords Press, September 2020.

“”Her Name Was Barbara Allen,” published in The World of Myth, September 2020.

“The Thursday Club,” published in Little Old Lady Comedy, September 2020.

“Aggie’s Afghans,” published on The Short Humour Site, September 2020.

“The Golden Toilet,” published in Flash Fiction Magazine, August 24, 2020.

“The Body in the Tower,” published in Page & Spine, July 31, 2020.

The Decree of Floccinaucinihilipilification, published in The World of Myth, July 2020.

“The Great Moose Walk,” published in A Story in 100 Words, June 2020.

“Dr. Cleghorn’s Caper,” published in Red Fez, Issue 136, June 2020.

“Mops-a-Lot,” published in Potato Soup Journal, May 2020.

“The Expert from Fifty Miles Away,” published by Spillwords Press, June 2020.

“Internet Dating and Its Discontents,” published in The World of Myth, May 2020.

“A Date with Spring,” published in Literary Yard, May 2020.

“Plot Anxiety Syndrome,” published on The Short Humour Site, May 17, 2020.

“The Hitherto Unknown Theft of Portuguese Letters,” published on The Short Humour Site, May 10,2020.

“Mary Catherine’s Confession,” published in The Creativity Webzine, May 2020.

“Election Season Blues,” published in the June 2020 issue of Down in the Dirt. It is currently online at scars.tv

“Mrs. Gettison and the PDC Man,” published in Edify Fiction, Winter 2019.

“Mourning Margaret,” published in The Creativity Webzine, September 2019.

“The Importance of Nomenclature,” published in Spillwords Press, July 2019

“Harold and Halifax,” published in Guardian Angel Kids June 2019.

“Janice the Moirologist” to be published in Dual Coast 2019.

“Gretchen and the Prince,” published in Guardian Angel Kids April 2019.

“How Hilda Stopped Mourning,” published in Spillwords Press, April 2019.

“Herbert and the Elevator Shoes,” published in Red Fez, Issue # 122, Marcch 2019.

“Herbie and Squiggles,” published in Down in the Dirt, November-December 2019. It is online at scars.tv.

“How Mabel Acquired Leverage,” published in Pilcrow & Dagger, February/March 2019.

“The Secretary and the ABD,” published in the May/June 2019 issue of Down in the Dirt. It is online at scars.tv.

“Baba Yaga and Barbara,” published in the Scarlet Leaf Review November/December 2018.

“Hi! How Are You?” published in Dual Coast Issue # 6, 2018.

“Support Group Revelations,” published in Down in the Dirt, April 2018. It is online at scars.tv. Reprinted in Natural Light, Scars Publications, 2018.

“Mollie,” published in Eyedrum Periodically, January 2018.

“The First Television on the Block” published in Adelaide Literary Magazine, January 2018.

“Maybelline and the Cliché Caper,” published in Speculative Grammarian, 2018.

“The GPS of Horror,” published in Inwood Indiana Press 2018.

“Cinderella Jones,” published in Red Fez, Issue # 106, November 2017.

“The Turning Point,” published in the Scarlet Leaf Review, November 2017.

“The Ministry of Games,”published in Down in the Dirt, October 2017. It is online at scars.tv.

“Clowns,” published in Short Tale 100, October 2017.

“Homer,” published in Short Tale 100, September 2017 and in A Story in 100 Words, June 2020.

“The College Library Loses Its Books” published in Issue #103 of Red Fez. Named Story of the Week by Red Fez October 23, 2018.

“Tenured Gal” published in Down in the Dirt, June 2017. It is online at scars.tv.

“The Language Police,” published in Speculative Grammarian June 2017.

“My Aunt Knew Something” published in Dual Coast # 5, 2017.

“Housewifery,” published in the November/December 2016 issue of Gilbert.

“Her Demon Lover,” published by Jitter Press, 2016.

“Pretty Good Tours, Ltd. Expands Its Base,” published in Dual Coast #4, 2016.

“Farfar and War,” published by Knee-Jerk magazine, 2016. Reprinted in Scarlet Leaf Review Anniversary Issue, January 2019. It is also online at the Peter Cassel Society, Sweden.

“The ABD Association” published in Down in the Dirt December 2016. It is online at scars.tv.

“Candle-Matic,” published in Gilbert, July/August 2016.

“The 50-50 Raffle,” published in Gilbert, May/June 2016.

“The Support Group Welcomes a New Member,” published in Gilbert, January/February 2016.

“Purgatory,” published in Gilbert, September/October 2015.

“The Ghost of Alexander Pope,” published in Gilbert, March/April 2014.

POEMS:

“Feeling,” published in the Values Newsletter, Fall 2004, Volume 12, Issue 1, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

“The Death of a Twin” and “My Aunt’s Wedding Bouquet,” published in Ginger Hill, Volume 37 (Spring 2000), Slippery Rock University.

“My Swedish Mother’s Report Card, Girls High School, Brooklyn, New York, 1927: English, 60; Science, 90; Sewing, 90,” published in Values Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 1 (Fall 1998), Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Center for Excellence in Teaching.

“My Father’s Resting Place” and “Mahoning Valley Multiculturalism,” published in Young’s Town: A Reverie, Youngstown, Ohio, Pig Iron Press, 1997.

“The Band Shell at the Spa: Piestany, Slovakia, 1995,” published in Ginger Hill, Volume 33 (Spring 1996).

“Uncle Anton” and “1995: Nagasaki Remembered,” pub­lished in Eye Contact, the literary magazine of Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pennsylva­nia, Autumn 1995.

“The Nursing Home: Take Me, Mister” and “On First Seeing Ireland,” published in Ginger Hill, Vol. 32 (Spring 1995).

“Eviction” and “Sunday Afternoon at the Riveras’: Culture Shock,” published in the Autumn 1994 issue of Eye Contact, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pennsylva­nia.

“Breaking,” published in the Spring 1994 issue of Eye Contact, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pennsylva­nia.

“To My Father at Ninety-Five, After a Stroke” and “Self-Delusion,” published in Ginger Hill, Vol. 31 (Spring 1994).

“Blekinge, Sweden: On Seeing the Statue of the Emigrants,” published in the Autumn 1993 issue of Eye Contact, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, Pennsyl­va­nia.

“22 Novem­ber 1992: Remembering JFK,” Ginger Hill, Vol. 30 (Spring 1993).

“Mahoning Valley Multiculturalism” and “Mahoning Valley Bridal Cuisine,” published in  Mahoning Valley Poetry, edited by Julie and Robert Brown, The Bacchae Press, Bris­tolville, Ohio, 1993.

“Childhood,” published in Philomel Jug Jug 1992 antholo­gy (Pine Bluff, Arkansas: Memphis Cam­bridge Press, 1992).

SCHOLARLY ARTICLES:

“Amanda McKittrick Ros and the Inklings,” co-authored with Leslie Robertson Mateer, published in Mythlore, Fall-Winter 2009.

“William Gorman Wills,” in Nineteenth-Century British Dramatists, edited by Angela Courtney (Gale Research, 2008).

“Measuring Up to the Task: Cherry Ames As Nurse and Sleuth,” co-authored with Leslie Robertson Mateer, published in Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths: Essays on the Fiction of Girl Detectives, edited by Michael G. Cornelius and Melanie E. Gregg (McFarland, 2008).

“Seeking Health: The City of Bath in the Novels of Jane Austen,” published in Spas in Britain and in France in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, edited by Annick Cossic and Patrick Galliou (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006).

“What It Was Like: Reminiscences of Four Working-Class Immigrants,” published in the Swedish-American Historical Quarterly,  January 2006.

“The Residue of Science and Pseudo-Science: Jane Austen and Hypochondria,” published in EAPSU Online: A Journal of Critical and Creative Work, English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, Fall 2005.

“The Medium Is The Message: Busman’s Honeymoon as Play, Novel, and Film,” co-authored with Leslie Robertson Mateer, published in CLUES: A Journal of Detection, Summer 2005.

“Great Expectations: Contrasting Goals for Women and Men in the Novels of Alger and Libbey,” published  in Dime Novel Roundup, April 2005.

“Dorothy Day,” published in the Encyclopedia of Women’s Autobiography, edited by Jo Malin and Victoria Boynton (Greenwood Press, 2005).

“Helen McCloy,” published in American Mystery, Detective, and Crime Writers, edited by George Parker Anderson (Gale Research, 2004).

“Ralph McInerny,” published in American Mystery, Detective, and Crime Writers, edited by George Parker Anderson (Gale Research, 2004).

“Patrick Leigh Fermor,” published in Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia, Vol 1, ed. Jennifer Speake (Fitzroy, Dearborn, 2003).

“Emma Roberts,” published in Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, ed. Jennifer Speake (Fitzroy, Dearborn, 2003).

“Samuel Woodworth,” published in Ante-Bellum Authors in New York and the South, edited by Kent P. Ljungquist (Gale Research, 2001).   

“Maud Hart Lovelace: The Betsy-Tacy Stories, Part III,” published in FOLLY, Bournemouth, England, July 2000.

“Davis Dresser,” published in American Hard-Boiled Crime Writers, edited by George Parker Anderson and Julie B. Anderson (Gale Research, 2000).

“Maud Hart Lovelace: The Betsy-Tacy Stories, Part II,” published in FOLLY, Bournemouth, England, March 2000.

“Maud Hart Lovelace: The Betsy-Tacy Stories,” published in FOLLY, Bournemouth, England, November 1999. Approximate length: 1800 words. 

“Patrick Leigh Fermor,” published in  British Travel Writers, 1940-1990, edited by Barbara Brothers and Julia Gergits (Gale Research, 1999). Co-authored with Hariclea Zengos of The American College of Greece.

Essays on Isobel Pagan, Julia Pardoe, and G.B. Stern published in An Ency­clopedia of British Women Writers, Revised and Expanded Edition, edited by Paul and June Schlueter (Rutgers University Press, 1998).

“Rembrandt Peale,” published in American Travel Writers, 1776-1850, edited by James J. Schramer and Donald Ross (Gale Research, 1997).

“Julia Pardoe,” published in British Travel Writers, 1837-1875, edited by Barbara Brothers and Julia Gergits (Gale Research, 1996).

“J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Leaf by Niggle’: Word Pairs and Paradoxes,” published in  MYTHLORE: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams and the Genres of Myth and Fantasy Studies,Winter 1995.

“Nine­teenth-Century American and British Poets and Their Vision of Christo­pher Columbus: A Twentieth-Century View,” included in the database of ERIC/CHESS, the Educa­tion­al Resources Informa­tion Center Clearinghouse for Social Studies­/Social Science Education (1993). 

Co-author, “One Plus One Equals Three: The Writing Lab.”  Current Issues in Developmental Education: Proceedings from the Fourth Annual Ohio Developmental Education Conference.  Ed. Charles L. Means.  Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University, 1977.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

2011-2019: monthly articles in Stop Open Reed, the newsletter of the Youngstown Chapter, American Guild of Organists.

2010-2019: “Saint of the Week,” published each week in the bulletin of Saint Michael Parish, Canfield, Ohio.

1996-2019: “Miss Behavior,” published each week in the bulletin of Saint Michael Parish, Canfield, Ohio. Also published in the bulletin of St. Nicholas Parish, Struthers and St. Mary Parish, Albia, Iowa.

English: A Major For All Seasons, brochure for prospective English majors, Slippery Rock University, 2000.

Editor, Crossroads R C & D Newsletter, 1975-77. 

Editor and principal writer, Supple­ment to Crossroads Plan of Action. Canfield, OH: Crossroads Resource Conservation and Develop­ment, 1977.

Co-Editor, Open Space. Youngstown, OH: Eastgate Development and Transporta­tion Agency, 1975.