Place Last Seen was published by Picador USA in 2000.

It was a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller, a BookSense76 Pick, and named a Top 10 book for 2000 by the Baltimore City Paper.

It was reviewed in the following places:

Read Chapter One.


Fossil Cherries, published on, July 2017

Clothesline at the End of the World published in Dark Mountain Vol. 11

Circling Back, Unearthing Paradise Anthology

Garden in the Wild, Montana Quarterly, Fall 2014, (not available online)

The Last Book I Loved, The Death of the Heart  published in The Rumpus

“I know you are reading this poem…” on the death of Adrienne Rich, HTML Giant

Anything Can Happen, on fishing for bluegills on fly tackle in the Missouri Breaks, Big Sky Journal (not available online)

Food Writing


From 2002-2012 I blogged regularly about food, gardening and living sustainably in Montana on my LivingSmall blog.

Best Food Writing 2010






My Inner Child: A Christmas to Remember, Making a Croquembouche, originally published at, was included in Best Food Writing 2010,

Monthly CookBookSlut Column, 2009-2013.

(all links now go to legacy archive, as Culinate no longer exists).


Robert Redford Speaking French,” Big Sky Journal, Spring/Summer 2010

“Radical Lean,” The Crossroads Anthology, Salt Lake City, 1996


“The Stigmata Incident” Salt Lake Acting Company,  Feb. 2002


Montana Quarterly, book reviews, not available online but ask if you’d like PDFs.