Published Work

Thrilled that my essay about unopened boxes, family secrets, and the uncle I never knew is published!  Thank you, Cimarron Review.

Lindsey’s story “The Ruins” was selected by Word for Word for their first “Exactly!” They Said celebration of short stories by California writers. The story was performed on stage November 2, 2019.

“Those Two,” a Pushcart Prize nominee, published in Cimarron Review‘s Golden Jubilee issue.

“Pool of Memories” in The Best American Women’s Travel Writing, volume 11, edited by the wonderful Lavinia Spalding.

“The Task at Hand” appears in the Mississippi Review 2017 issue.

“Plenty & Wonder” named an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train‘s Family Matters contest.

I Made Peace with Never Having a Child of My Own.  Then I Fell in Love at 47.  On the Washington Post website.

“The Pattern Beneath” (short fiction) published on Compose.

Ten of Lindsey’s stories are now available as audiobooks.

Lindsey’s story “Moles” found a home in Pisgah Review.  Read the first few pages here.

Lindsey gets in hot water to explore the blissful and spiritual power of hot springs.

Get a peek at Lindsey’s story “The Ruins” published in Arroyo Literary Review.  Visit here to get the complete spring 2013 issue.  This story was cited in “Fiction In Focus,” an article about using POV to frame stronger scenes, in Writer’s Digest‘s January 2014 issue.

Faith & the family:  Lindsey explores when our beliefs differ.

What’s a good death?  Lindsey looks at two memoirs that examine the way we die—and reflect on how we can do it better. Read more.

Lindsey reviews Flannery O’Connor’s prayer journal.  Spirituality & Health, Nov/Dec 2013 issue.


Wherever possible, I’ve provided links to online publication or to PDFs.  In some cases, only the first few pages could be reproduced here; contact the publication to read more.

Short fiction
The Art of Fiction.” Bellingham Review.  This one was a lot of fun to write, while blocked on my novel at Ragdale.  I just started writing down all those writing “rules,” and then…  Listen to the story here.

Like This.” On the Page 2.

Impact of Geography.Santa Monica Review.  If you think you know California and haven’t gotten lost driving the levees of the Sacramento/San Joaquin delta, think again.

Away from Trees.  Quarterly West.  Winner of the Writers@Work Fellowship 1996.  This one is in my story collection and available as an audiobook.

Bees for Honey.” River City.  My first published story.  And my first workshopped-in-grad-school story.  While much changed between the two, the first few pages didn’t.  You can read the rest in The View from Below   Or listen here.

Personal Essays
Lindsey visits a group of lifers at San Quentin, and writes about it in the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine.

Debriefing on the cult of clutter, in The  New York Times

How to Pray.” Real Simple took it, Reader’s Digest reprinted it, Lindsey got a lot of mail.

This one was chosen for Best American Spiritual Writing, after first appearing in Image.

On inviting a man into my kitchen too soon, in Bon Appétit.


Where it all started:  Some early essays from East Bay Express.

“Home Alone.”

“Romancing the Move”

“A Hole in the Heart”

“High School Without End, Amen.”

“Here Comes the Sun—Dammit!” East Bay Express (July 18, 1997): 7-8.

“An Act of Forgiveness.” East Bay Express (December 27, 1996): 6-8.