“Lentil Soup in Yiayia’s Kitchen” is out now in the Spring 2017 issue of Thread – an online literary publication, to quote the site, “featuring short personal essays … that illuminate moments of human experience by established and emerging writers.” This piece is adapted from my memoir, and describes a dream I had before waking up in the ICU after my first surgery – a dream so vivid it made me momentarily question what was actually real.


I’m excited to announce that my play, “Out on a Limb,” has been accepted for production at this year’s Kentucky State Fair in August as part of the Kentucky New Play Series. The theme is “United We Stand Divided We Fall” (Kentucky’s state motto), and I put my own spin on that theme in this tale of two bickering cats who realize they must work together to free themselves from a perilous situation. Yes, I’ve gone from squirrels to cats!