Publications & exhibitions


TPWB_ebook version cover

Nonfiction piece, “Six Months Without a Map,” in The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, edited by Asha Veal Brisebois, August 2013.

Cover: The Inspired Way

The Inspired Way

Self-portrait collage and advice on self-discovery, in The Inspired Way e-book, January 2012. Preview or download as free PDF.

Chicken Skin and Impossible Trees

Chicken Skin and Impossible Trees

Illustrated poem “Chickens,” in Chicken Skin and Impossible Trees: The 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Writers Lab 2011, July 2011. Read it online.

Pencil drawing of a topless girl standing with her back to us


Pencil drawing “Intention” in forthcoming juried book, Figurative Renaissance: A Book of Bay Area Artists’ Works Inspired by Present & Past Members of the Bay Area Models Guild. Details TBA.

Guest posts & former blogs

Two-part guest post at ArtAligned: “It’s All About You,” 13 September 2011, and “It’s Not About You,” 20 September 2011.

How To Host a Decluttering/Swapping Party,” Making This Home, 15 June 2011.

Should You Sell on Etsy?” The Mouse Market blog, 11 January 2011.

A Handmade Artist on the Importance of Repurposing,” Making This Home, 20 May 2010.

The Besto Pesto, fall/winter 2009-10. Still good for pesto recipes!


“Eating the Exotic: The Growing Acceptability of Chinese Cuisine in San Francisco, 1848-1915.” Read it online. This was my undergrad senior thesis, and I’ve gotten an unbelievable amount of mileage out of it. Most recently, Jennifer 8 Lee used it while writing her delightful book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles!

Asians and Asian Americans in the West.” This was a chapter I contributed to a high school/college-level textbook, Making of the American West: People and Perspectives. I wrote this in my first year of graduate school.

Exhibitions & shows

Reading: poem, “No Answer But This,” San Francisco Litcrawl 2011. I was asked to represent Kearny Street Workshop (along with five other deeply gifted writers) at their Litcrawl reading. Litcrawl is the final event of the annual Litquake festival; on this year the festival drew an estimated 15,000 people to SF for its week of literary goodness.

Tisha sketchbook

“Tisha,” the Sketchbook Project 2011

“Tisha,” The Sketchbook Project 2011. My illustrated story about our cats toured the US with this Brooklyn-based group art project. Read it online.

Underneath What We Know To Be Possible

Underneath What We Know To Be Possible

Underneath What We Know To Be Possible,” Drawgasmic 2010. My picture was exhibited in St Louis, MO, and remains available for sale.

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