* MFA in creative writing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2005
* MA in English and creative writing, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, 2001
* BA in English, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN, 1999
Selected Writing, Research, Editing, & Proofreading Work:
* Bespoke Group/Bespoke Language School (short essays, stories, dialogues, and comprehension questions for teenagers in Japan learning English), November 2017–present. Writing.
* “The Finish Line” (personal essay), written with Allan Schneider. Autism Daddy (blog) and Love What Matters (online magazine), March 31, 2021. Ghostwriting.
* My Whole Truth (young adult fiction), by Mischa Thrace. North Star Editions, 2018. Proofreading.
* Wings & Beaks: Technology Inspired by Animals (children's nonfiction), by Tessa Miller. Full Tilt Press, 2018. Copyediting, proofreading.
* Daring Flood Rescues (Rescued!) (children's nonfiction), by Amy Waeschle. Capstone Press, 2018. Copyediting, proofreading.
* Treasure Hunters, Books 1–6 (young adult fiction), by E.A. House. Epic Press, 2018. Copyediting, proofreading.
* Still Laughing, Still Learning (Still Looking for a Good Title): Mostly True Stories of Family, Friends, Faith & Foibles) (personal essays), by Bill Chadwick. Beaver’s Pond Press, 2020. Developmental edit, line edit.
* Urban Legends (Books 1–4) and Whodunnits (Books 1–4) series (children's nonfiction), written for Book Buddy Digital Media/ Full Tilt Press under the name C.M. Johnson, publication dates 2017 and 2018. Research, writing.
* A Book of Revelations (short stories), by A.C. Burch. Homeport Press, 2016. Developmental edit, line edit, final proofread.
* The Path That Shines (memoir), by Chris Powell. Gabriel’s Horn Publishing, 2015. Developmental edit/ghostwriting, line edit, fact-checking, final proofread.
* The College Success Cheat Sheet: Simple Ideas to Help You Study Less and Learn More (how-to, self-help), by Jonathan Davidson. Self-published, 2015. Developmental edit, line edit.
* The HomePort Journals (novel), by A.C. Burch. Wilde City Press, 2015. Developmental edit.
* Literary biography of Tess Gallagher, American Writers Supplement Volume XXIV, 2014. Research, writing.
* Gone for the Day (memoir), by Richard Pepitone. Provincetown Public Press, 2013. Structural edit, developmental edit/ghostwriting, fact-checking, line edit.
* Literary biography of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, American Writers Supplement Volume XXIII, 2013. Research, writing.
* Temporary proofreader, Merrill Corporation, St. Paul, MN, Fall 2011.
* Hungry for God: Hearing God’s Voice in the Ordinary and the Everyday (religious/spiritual), by Margaret Feinberg. Zondervan Press, 2011. Developmental edit, line edit.
* Literary biographies (Conrad Aiken, Henry Adams, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, et. al) for the Greenwood Poetry Encyclopedia, 2004 (Eds. Jeff Gray, James McCorkle, and Mary Balkun). Research, writing.
* 2021 Women’s Prose Prize (for a novel, Annika Rose), Red Hen Press, Pasadena, CA, 2022
* Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant St. Paul (with performing arts group Zeitgeist), 2016
* Honorable Mention, Loft-Jerome Emerging Writers Grant, Summer 2016
* Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Next Step Grant for individual artists, June 2016
* Finalist, Glimmer Train Stories Fiction Open, Winter 2014
* Finalist, Mary C. Mohr Editor’s Award, Southern Indiana Review, January 2014
* Finalist, Glimmer Train Stories Fiction Open, Summer 2013
* Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, July 2012
* 2nd-year Fiction Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Winter 2011
* Fiction Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Winter 2008
* Loft/McKnight Fellowship in fiction, the McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, 2007–08
* Dorothy and Granville Hicks Residency in Literature, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2007
* First place in Glimmer Train Stories Summer Fiction Open, 2006
* Bush Artist Fellowship in fiction, Archibald Bush Foundation, Minneapolis, MN, 2005
* Loft Mentorship Series Award, Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2004–2005
* Annika Rose, a novel (to be published by Red Hen Press, spring 2024)
* The Girl in Duluth, a novel under the name Sigrid Brown, Lulu.com, February 2022
* Review of The Cosmopolitans by Nadia Kalman, Provincetown Arts, Provincetown, MA, Summer 2011
* Excerpt from In San Jacinto, a novel, in Cerise Press, 2009
* Chapbook of poems, Fun & Games, with Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, July 2009
* Fiction in New South, Atlanta, GA, Fall/Winter 2008
* Fiction in The Emprise Review, online journal, November 2008
* Fiction in Puerto Del Sol, Las Cruces, NM, Summer 2008
* Poetry review in Pleiades, Warrensburg, MO, Spring 2008
* Play in Phantasmagoria, White Bear Lake, MN, Spring/Summer, 2007
* Fiction in Glimmer Train Stories, Portland, OR, August 2007
* Poetry in The Rio Grande Review, El Paso, TX, Spring 2003
* Fiction in Nidus, online journal, 2003
* Fiction in Clare, Milwaukee, WI, 2003
* Fiction in Touchstone, Manhattan, KS, 2003
* Fiction in Pif, online journal, 2002
* Book reviews in the Hollins Critic, Roanoke, VA, 2000, 2001
* Nonfiction in Hopscotch, The Magazine for Girls, Bluffton, OH, 1993
Selected Press and Reviews:
* Review of The Girl in Duluth, Publishers Weekly, April 2022
* Review of The Girl in Duluth, Erin Britton at Portland Book Review, May 2022
* Review of Origins: Urban Legends, Booklist, November 2017
* Review of Origins: Urban Legends, School Library Journal, November 2017
* Review of Origins: Whodunnits, Booklist, November 2017
Selected Teaching and Adjudication:
* Instructor, fiction, MFA Program, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN, Spring 2016
* Judge, novel & short story, Minnesota Book Awards, Spring 2015
* Instructor, Poetry I, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN, Fall 2015
* Instructor, Fiction II, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN, Fall 2014
* Teaching artist, Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN, winter 2012
* First-round judge, Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, Sarabande Books, winter 2012
* Fiction jury, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, spring 2011
* Instructor of composition class, Augsburg University, spring 2009
* Judge for National Scholastic Writing Awards, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, January 2009
* Instructor in creative writing, International Music Camp, June 22–28, 2008
* Instructor of Introduction to Fiction class, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, fall 2004
* Writing mentor in the SASE Wings Young Authors Program for youth, summer–fall 2004
* Instructor of Introduction to Poetry class, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, spring 2004
* Instructor of Introduction to Creative Writing class, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, fall 2002
* Judge for National PTA Reflections Program in Roanoke, VA, 2000–2001