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Selected Nonfiction

Swamp Person in Houstonia Magazine

First I wrote for swamplot.com, and then I wrote a profile of its founder

Enormous Changes at The Last Minute: Jenny Staff Johnson on Grace Paley, Nonfiction in Literary Mothers

A short essay about the time I bumped into Grace Paley in Marfa, Texas, while accompanied by two toddlers

Art Attack: The Houston Press

An archive of my pieces on art and culture for the Houston Press

The Minister of Good Success in Christianity Today

A profile of George W. Bush’s prayer partner, Houston’s Reverend Kirbyjon Caldwell

Council Watch: The Austin Chronicle

An archive of my work for the Austin Chronicle, including the weekly Council Watch column, covering the Austin City Council