Essays

From On Vanishing:

“When I Have Dementia,” Kenyon Review Online

“On Vanishing,” Catapult

“The Golden Hour,” North American Review, Runner-Up for 2016 Torch Prize

“A Great Many Seemings Here,” Winner of the 2017 Orison Anthology Prize in Nonfiction

Dementia & Aging-Related Essays:

“Confronting Dementism,” ChangingAging

Dementia, Word, This” in Tiferet Journal

“Pat Robertson, Alzheimer’s and Confronting Absence,” The Huffington Post

“The Spiritual Implications of Dementia,” The Huffington Post

“Celebrating All Humanity: Confronting Ageism in Society and in the Church,” The Huffington Post

“Aging with Courage: The Beginning of a Living Faith,” The Huffington Post

Other Creative Nonfiction Essays:

“The Shut Door,” in Woven Tale Press

“The Meaning of Sovereignty,” Jelly Bucket, Runner-up for the Editor’s Prize

 “Visions Ablaze” in New Delta Review, Winner of the NDR 2013 Nonfiction Award

“The Color of My Character,” CounterPunch

“Writing as Momentary Witness,” North American Review Blog

“What Lack of Sleep Does to Your Spirit,” The Huffington Post

“The Elimination of Busy: The Spiritual Discipline of Being Present,” The Huffington Post 

“Daring to Reach Out,” Equity for Women in the Church

“Feminism, Faith’s Tremendous Ally,” So to Speak

“The Party Room” in shady side review

“The Heights” in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

Interviews:

Interview with the Woven Tale Press

“Between the Lines: Lynn Casteel Harper.” Interview by Diane Simpson. CALYX Blog

Publications in Print Only:

“Playing The Numbers” So to Speak, Spring 2013, 2nd runner up in Nonfiction Contest.

“Confront Victimizers, Comfort Victims: Jesus’ Response to Abuse.” Journal of Religion and Abuse 8, no. 4 (2008): 43-50. Finalist in 4th National Sermon Contest sponsored by FaithTrust Institute