Publication Credits and Other Noteworthy Achievements


Making Stroopwafels,” “First Thanksgiving,” and “Making Love at the 7-11” published in Eunoia Review, June 2015

“Lessons of Hindsight” published in Portage Magazine, Spring 2015

Artist-in-Residency, March 2015, Arteles Creative Residency Program, Hameenkyro, Finland [Features article about the experience here]

“Making Stroopwafels” named a national runner-up in the Cultural Center of Cape Cod 2014 Poetry Competition. [Not published; only named.] September 2014

“Emoticon” published in Gold Dust Magazine, Issue 24, December 2013


“Sunday Mornings” published in The Mid-America Poetry Review, Volume III, Number 1, Spring 2002

“Baby Grand” published in The Mid-America Poetry Review, Volume II, Number 1, Spring 2001

“My Silver Clock and Your Pine Mantel” published in RagMag, Volume 17 Number 2, Summer 2001


The other side” Capital Newspapers (Baraboo News Republic, Portage Daily Register, and others) May 2, 2015

Baraboo ‘has real Rockwellian Feel‘” Baraboo News Republic, March 23, 2013

Career of Service: Baraboo’s Stopper retires from National Guard with highest enlisted ranking possibleBaraboo News Republic, May 11, 2013

Bar-goers can get free rides home through Bar Buddies BooBaraboo News Republic, May 28, 2013

“‘Whatever it takes:’ Fundraiser will help pay for child’s medical costsBaraboo News Republic, July 26, 2013

Staff Reporter for the Wisconsin Dells Events, January 2006 through July 2007 (many, many articles written and published)

Online Presence

Podcast interview for The SAFTAcast, May 6, 2015 “Episode 28: The RANDAcast” [Starts at 57:15]

Guest Blogger for Newfound Journal, April 22, 2015 “Behind the Tweet: Memorable Moments from AWP15

Guest Blogger for Blounty County TN Moms Today (link now dead), August 2011 “Working Mom Vs. Working Dad”

Guest Blogger for Rants From Mommyland, February 2011 “Domestic Enemies of the Small-Town Mom


[As Jessica Leichsenring] Contributor to It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure (Also referenced in the Scholastic Study Guide to this book.) 

[As Jessica Leichsenring]Interviewed about the decline of family dinners on All Things Considered, National Public Radio, February 26, 2013

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