," in Keywords for Children's Literature
, ed. Philip Nel and Lissa Paul. NY; NYU P, 2011. 70-74.
“‘Loving Difference’: Sisters and Brothers from Frances Burney to Emily Brontë,” in The Significance of Sibling Relationships in Literature, ed. JoAnna Stephens Mink & Janet Doubler Ward, Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1993. 32-46.
“The Mill on the Floss
,” entry for Moss, Joyce, ed. Literature and its Times
. Profiles of notable literary works and the historical events that influenced them / Supplement 1. Detroit: Gale Group, 2003.
,” entry for Moss, Joyce, ed. World Literature and its Times
, Detroit: Gale Publishing Group, 2001.
,” entry for Moss, Joyce, ed. World Literature and its Times III: British and Irish Literature and their Times
, Detroit: Gale Publishing Group, 2000.
Journalism and Creative Nonfiction
"I Am Not a Head on a Stick: On Being a Teacher and a Doctor and a Mommy," Mama, PhD: Women write about motherhood and academic life, ed. Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2008. 123-128.
Reviews of The Noah Confessions
(Barbara Hall); The Alchemyst
(Michael Scott); The Name of this Book is Secret
(Pseudonymous Bosch); Raleigh's Page
(Alan Armstrong); for The Edge of the Forest
Bi-monthly column, “Children’s Lit Book Group
,” Literary Mama
; First column published November 2004; monthly January 2008 – August 2008; bimonthly August 2008 – June 2009.
“Should You Read Your Kid’s E-mail? No,” Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, 6:1 (Winter 2005), 19, 21.
“The Third Snow Day,” in Three-Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work, and Family, ed. Dawn Comer Jefferson and Rosanne Welch. Seal Press, 2004.
“Mama Mentor,” in A Cup of Comfort for Teachers, ed. Colleen Sell. Adams Media, 2004.
Bi-monthly column, “Midlife Mama
,” Literary Mama
; columns published in November, January, March, May, July, and September 2003-2004.
“How She Writes It
,” review of I Don’t Know How She Does It
, by Alison Pearsall. Originally published March 2004.
“Fix Me,” in Toddler: Real-Life Stories of those Fickle, Urgent, Irrational, Tiny People We Love, ed. Jennifer Margulis, Seal Press, October 2003
“Walking with the Women in Black,” Books and Babies: Writing about Motherhood Literary Web Zine, May 2003.
“The Bad Mother Did It: A Chat with Mystery Writer Ayelet Waldman,” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, 4:2 (Spring 2003), 14-15.
“To sleep, perchance,” Books and Babies: Writing about Motherhood Literary Web Zine, March 2003.
“Love or hate this season, Mr. Dickens is the cause,” Fredericksburg Freelance Star, Sunday, December 22, 2002. (Syndicated in Knight-Ridder newspapers.)
“I (Don’t) Remember Mama,” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers 3:1 (Spring 2002).
“Baby Talk,” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers 2:2 (Summer 2001), 9-11.
“Telling Tales,” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers 2:1 (Spring 2001), 10-11.
“‘Mom-Brain’ Explained,” Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, 1:2 (Fall 2000), 8-9.