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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Novel

The Edge of Maybe Last Light Studio, March, 2012

Short Fiction
"Deer Story" Boston Fiction Annual Review 2006
"Arrest Me" Chemical Lust: A Sex & Drugs Anthology Monophonic Press 2005
"San Andreas" Scrivener Creative Review 2004
"Mishpocheh" Green Mountains Review 2004
"Mishpocheh" Kaleidoscope 2004
"Abandoning Nature" Side Show: An Anthology of Contemporary Fiction Somersault Press, 1997 (Awarded Honorable Mention)
"Tuesday Courage" The Slate 1995
"Flies and Maggots" Verve 1993

Contributing Personal Essayist
"Beyond the Family Party Face" Because I Love Her Harlequin 2009
"Why My Garden" Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined Seal Press 2005
"Digging Dordogne" France, A Love Story: Women Write About the French Experience Seal Press 2004
"Inchworm Turns Three" Toddler: Real-Life Stories of those Fickle, Urgent, Irrational, Tiny People We Love Seal Press 2003
"Thumbelina: The Complexities of Having a Pretty Little Girl" Child of Mine: Writers Talk About the First Year of Motherhood Hyperion 1997

Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Online
"Solo" -- column at Literary Mama 2010-
"Red Diaper Dharma" -- column at Literary Mama 2006-2008
"San Andreas" Literary Mama 2005
"Fair Game" Pindeldyboz.com 2005
"Why My Garden" Literary Mama 2005
"The Phoenix" Big Ugly Review 2004 (Contest Winner)
"Inchworm Turns Three" (reprint) Literary Mama 2004
"Abandoning Nature" Literary Mama 2003
"Showing Pink" Cherry Bleeds 2003

Nonfiction Books
On the Go with Baby: A Stress-free Guide to Getting Across Town or Around the World Sourcebooks 2002
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Friendship for Teens Alpha Books 2001
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Looking Great for Teens Alpha Books 2000
The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Well-Behaved Child Alpha Books 1999
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting Alpha Books 1998
Mom's Guide to Disciplining Your Child Alpha Books 1997
Baby Maneuvers Alpha Books 1997

International Book Editions
O Mais Completo Guia Sobre Amizade na Adolescencia (Portuguese language edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Friendship for Teens) Brochura (Brazil) 2003
Jak Wygla Dac Super: Dla dziewczyn i chlopaw od 13 do 19 (Polish language edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Looking Great for Teens) Amber (Poland) 2003

Feature Articles and Opinion Pieces
Diablo Arts, The Noe Valley Voice, Parents' Press, Chicago Baby

Internet Content Provider/Book Reviewer/Feature Writer
"An Interview with Marion Winik" Literary Mama 2006
"Resident Author" for BabyZone.com. Monthly articles, essays, humor columns, and on-line advice 1998-2001
Parenting and Childbirth "Expert Editor" for Amazon.com. Monthly book reviews, feature articles, and author interviews 1997-1999

SOLO PERFORMANCE
Real Stories: JUDGMENT CALL 2010
Solo Performance Workshop Theater Festival 2010
San Francisco Theater Festival 2010, 2011
Solo Sundays, Stagewerx 2010, 2011
Own Your Story, San Francisco 2010
City Solo, Off-Market Theater 2010
Words First, CounterPULSE 2010
Solo Performance Workshop, Stagewerx 2009
Solohouse, Jean Shelton Theater 2008
Solo Performance Workshop, Stagewerx 2007
Pre-2000: Club 9, Tokyo Streets, Last Day Saloon

TEACHING and EDITING
Continuing Faculty Member: Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley:
Writing Consultant, Evening & Weekend MBA Program 1999-present
Undergraduate Lecturer: 191C - Communication for Leaders 2008-present, UGBA 100 Business Communications 2002-present
MBA Core Writing Program 1998-2001

Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension 2002-present:
Developing the Novel, Fear Into Fiction, The Novel Writing Workshop, Rhetoric (Public Speaking)

Senior Editor: Literary Mama 2006-2007
Founding Fiction Editor: Literary Mama 2003-2006

Private Writing Coach and Consultant: 1992-present

Visiting Instructor: St. Petersburg State University, Russia, December 2003 and B.U.T.E. Institute, Budapest, Hungary, Spring 2000, 2005, 2010

Volunteer Mentor: Afghan Women's Writing Project, 2010-present

Workshop Design and Instruction: "The Gentle Art of Literary Submission" Book Passages, Bonanza Street Books 1998, 1999

READINGS and GUEST APPEARANCES
Fiction/Non-fiction readings: East Bay on the Brain, San Francisco LitQuake 2006/2008, Boston Fiction Festival, The Sunday Salon (Brooklyn), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Lynchburg, VA), Barnes and Noble (Manhattan), Borders Books (San Francisco and Emeryville), ACWLPB (San Francisco), Get Lost (San Francisco), DIESEL (Oakland), Easy Going Travel (Berkeley), Book Passages (Corte Madera), A Great Good Place for Books (Montclair), Modern Times (San Francisco), and many more.
Panelist: Mills College, Professional Survival for Writers Day 2003
Panelist: National Women's Book Association, San Francisco 2000
Guest Lecturer: Holy Names 2009, University of San Francisco, MA in Writing Program 1999
Sole Juror: Word Play/Play Words, poetry contest sponsored by the Sebastopol Arts Council 1998
One-Woman Shows: San Francisco (Last Day Saloon) 1987 and Tokyo 1989
Club 9: Installation and Performance 1986
Radio and Television appearances: Interviewed on over 50 local and national radio programs including NPR. Featured guest on KRON-TV and KGO (ABC) in San Francisco.

HONORS and AFFILIATIONS
Fiction Fellowship Recipient: Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 2005, 2006
Award Winner: "Deer Story" The Boston Fiction Festival 2006
Fiction Contest Winner: "The Phoenix" The Big Ugly Review 2004
Finalist: San Andreas: Short Fiction on Shaky Ground The Ontario Prize 2006
Honorable Mention: "Abandoning Nature" Side Show 1997: An Anthology of Short Fiction
Founder and host: Wild Plum Literary Salon 2001-2005
Memberships: National Writers Union, Friend of West Coast PEN, Literary Mama Board of Directors, Writermamas, WOM-BA

EDUCATION
B.A., San Francisco State University: Interdisciplinary Studies in Creative Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Distinguished Graduate Award, Student Leadership Award
Private Writing Workshops: Masha Hamilton 2007-2008, Ann Hood 2007, Tom Jenks 1996, Mary Webb 1991-1994
Theatrical and Performance Art Training: Lynn Hershman, Linda Montano, R.G. Davis, A.C.T. Young Conservatory, Lee Strasburg Studio (New York), Hank Hyena, Harvey Susser, W. Kamau Bell

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