Short Fiction

“The Bookshop.” MWA Anthology, Caption This!, Fall 2022.

An excerpt of “The Fever Hut” in Embark- A Literary Journal for Novelists, July 2019.

“Prime Location.”  Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine. Spring 2004, pp. 17-20.

“The Study Section Murders.”  Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine. Spring 2003, pp. 54-59.

Bad Lungs.”  The Year’s Best Writing, Writer’s Digest. March 2002.

An Address to AAAS.”  Science.  1999;286:2462-2464.

Book Reviews

11 reviews published in JAMA, NYT Book Review, BioMedNet Magazine, and Salon.Com.

Newspaper Columns

71 monthly pieces on infectious diseases [Pathogens & People] in The Capital newspaper, 2004-2010.

Travel Writing

Battling Through the Baltics. Travelmag. Online January 6, 2007.

The Lion of Lyon. Travelmag. Online June 13, 2003.

Siberia’s Golden Valley. Travelmag. Online May 22, 2003.

Walk like an American?  MillenniumShift.Com. Online June 21, 2002.

General Science Writing

50 articles published in The Scientist, ASM News, Microbe, Nature Medicine, Washington Dispatch, Nature Biotechnology, Encyclopedia Britannica (Online), Hektoen International Journal, New England Historical Society, and others.


“The Bookshop.” MWA Short Story Contest, Anthology, 2022.

Notable Chapter, Gutsy Great Novelist Contest, 2021

First Place, Writers Digest Annual Short Genre Fiction Contest, 2001.

Grand Prize, Fiction, Maryland Writer’s Association, 1999.

First Prize, Mystery/Thriller, Maryland Writer’s Association, 1999.

First Prize, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Maryland Writer’s Association, 1999.

Science magazine’s “Visions of the Future” Essay Winner, 1999.