Available online

A selection of essays, short stories, features, interviews, and various other pieces that are available to read for free.


Personal essays 

Getting to Know Eleanor

What Danielle Did Next, March 2016

What I'm Reading

Writers Read, February 2016

Five Things I Learned Writing Eleanor

Terrible Minds, January 2016

I Must Know All the Things

Medium, January 2016

How Writing Helps Me Overcome Parental Anxiety

Brightly, January 2016

An Oregon Story

Harper Reach, January 2016

Growing and Changing: Writing Eleanor

Sainsbury blog, January 2016

Casting Eleanor

My Book, the Movie, January 2016

Five Books That Shaped Eleanor

Harper Voyager blog, January 2016

Eleanor, p. 69

The Page 69 Test, January 2016

14 Fantastic Reads That Bend Time

Read it Forward, January 2016

Short stories

The Dark Age

Lightspeed Magazine, January 2016

Quiet Town

Lightspeed Magazine, April 2015

Features & interviews

Episode 38: Jason Gurley

How Do You Write? podcast, March 2017

Episode 9: Jason Gurley and the benefits of a day job

Go Away, I'm Reading podcast, October 2016

Living an Aspiring Author's Dream

Bend Bulletin, June 2016

Major Publisher Picks Up Oregon Author

More Good Day Oregon, May 2016

How One Portland Author Went From Self-Publishing to a Major Book Deal

Portland Monthly, April 2016

Helen's Book Club Pick: Eleanor

AM Northwest, March 2016

An Interview with Jason Gurley

Howling Reviews, March 2016

Episode 79: Jason Gurley

Author Stories Podcast, January 2016

Eating Authors: Jason Gurley

Lawrence Schoen, January 2016

Episode 9: Jason Gurley

Go Away, I'm Reading, October 2016



About me

I'm an author and designer from Scappoose, Oregon. My novel Eleanor was published in 2016 by Crown Publishing (U.S.) and Harper Voyager (U.K.), and will be translated into German, Portuguese, and Turkish. I'm presently working on my next project. More here!