American Fiction Volume 14, “Lady Moth” (short story), October 2015

American Fiction Volume 14, “The Woods” (short story), October 2015

Little Patuxent Review, “Close to You” (short story), Summer 2013

Word Riot, “Love, Rose” (short story), April 2013

Stymie Magazine, “The Warning Track” (short story), Spring/Summer 2011

The Replacements: All Over but the Shouting, “Untitled” (essay), 2007


Awards and Fellowships

Honorable Mention, Words and Music Writing Competition, “The Sky Ride”, 2019

Finalist, American Fiction Short Story Award, “Lady Moth”, 2014

Finalist, American Fiction Short Story Award, “The Woods”, 2014

Phipps-Massey Foundation Fellowship, Writing by Writers Workshop at Tomales Bay, 2013

Fellowship, Ucross Foundation, 2012

Finalist, Writing Contest for Study Abroad, UNO Press, “Close to You” (short story), 2012

Finalist, Summer Literary Seminars contest, 2012

Finalist, Poets & Writers’ California Writers Exchange, “Love, Rose” (short story), 2009



Why There Are Words, Austin, “Lighting Out” — September 2017

Litquake San Francisco, “Straight, No Chaser” — Writers at the Bar, October 2013

Litquake San Francisco, “Do You Come Here Often?” — Writers at the Bar, October 2012

Litquake San Francisco, “That’s My F*cking Stool!” — Writers at the Bar, October 2011

San Francisco Public Library, “Home Run! Baseball at the Library,” April 2011

University of San Francisco, MFA Graduate Reading, August 2010

Cantina — “Lost and Found: Thirteen Pieces of San Francisco,” December 2009




Missy Roback — Just Like Breathing (Hear Kitty Records, 2002)

Find it on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon Music, Spotify, etc. If you like physical CDs, I also have some for sale.


Featured Tracks from Just Like Breathing



Rave On: A Tribute to the Reducers Vol. 1 (Good Sponge, 2012) — “Real Gone” (cover)

Pop Culture Press CD #56 (March 2003) — “Take It Back”

A Mess of Our Favorites (Paisley Pop, 2002) — “Something Wrong”

Floralia Vol. 4 (Mizmaze, Italy, 2002) — “The Only One”

Dream Magazine #2 (2002) — “Sleep with the Mermaid”

Out of the Gate (Heyday Records, 2000) — “Lady Don” (demo)


TV and Film

Felicity (Season 2, Episode 5) — “Compass”

Save It for Later — “Blue-Eyed Baby”


Guest Appearances

Mellow DrunkAlways Be Drunk (Green Fuse Records, 2000)

Mandible ChatterMeasuring the Marigolds (Russell Records, 1999)

Viva SaturnShips of Heaven (Restless, 1998)

Viva SaturnBrightside (Restless, 1995)