Rabbit in the Moon: A Memoir, Camphor Press, 2021 


              Independent Publisher Book Awards–Bronze medal for Pacific regional non-fiction

              International Book Awards–Finalist in multicultural non-fiction 

              National Indie Excellence Awards–Finalist in multicultural non-fiction


American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of TraditionUniversity of Hawaii Press, 2008



“Dwelling,” Sky Island Journal, Issue 24 

“Shivaree,” Pithead Chapel, Vol. 11, Issue 7

“The End is Where It All Begins,” Sky Island Journal, Issue 22

“The Feejee Mermaid Falls to Earth,” Pacifica Literary Review, May 2021

“The Four Noble Truths,” Undomesticated Magazine, Feb. 2021

“Starry Night,” in (Her)oics: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Coronavirus Pandemic, co-edited by Amy Roost and Joanell Serra, Pact Press

“Chinese Borscht,” Hong Kong Review, Vol. II, No. 3

“Salt,” New South Journal, Vol. 14, Issue 1

“Sink or Swim,” Waterwheel Review, Issue 5 

“If You Spot a Crow,” Rappahannock Review, Issue 8.1     

          Author Interview

The Absence of Color,” Sky Island Journal, Issue 12

Eat Rice! IMPRINT 18: The Annual Anthology of Women in Publishing Society Hong Kong

Fish Stories, Sky Island Journal: Issue 7

Waterbabies, Memoir Magazine




Date Night China



“If You Spot a Crow,” Shortlisted for Event Magazine’s 2020 Non-Fiction Contest 


The Absence of Color, Nominated for 2020 Pushcart Prize


The Absence of Color, Nominated for 2020 Best of the Net Awards 


“Blessed Buns,” Honorable Mention in 2018 Solas Best Travel Writing Awards


“Waterbabies,” Shortlisted for Room Magazine‘s 2018 Creative Non-Fiction Contest