My Writing


It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan (2017: Potomac Books/University of Nebraska Press).

You can see the C-SPAN coverage of our book talk at Politics & Prose here.



Copy That! The Creative Writer’s Military Style Guide (with Carmelinda Blagg and James Mathews).



“Bringing Home Baby,” in War, Literature and the Arts Folio Distance, November 2020.

“Captain Spang Writes Her War Story,” in Line of Advance, November 11, 2020.

“Becoming Jane,” in the Abortion Ban Special Issue of The Santa Fe Writers Program Quarterly, July 1, 2019.

Last Girl in the Bar” in Collateral, May 2019.

“PMS,” in As You Were: The Military Review (Military Experience & the Arts), 2017.

Her Husband’s Stars,” in CONSEQUENCE Magazine, April 26, 2017.

       “Duty Rack,” in Pleiades, Winter 2016.

“The Creation of Adam,” photograph by Faye Henexson.

“Care Packages,” in r.kv.r.y. Quarterly, 
July 2015.


MemSC8CoverImageorial Day,” in Stone Canoe Issue 8 (Summer 2014).
The issue won a Silver Medal at the 2014 IPPY Awards.



“Wrongful Appropriation of the Soul,” Wrath-Bearing Tree, June 2019.

“Five Myths About Women Veterans,” Washington Post, November 10, 2017.

“Gender and Veterans’ Writing,” Pleiades Magazine blog, 2015.

“Not Quitting Now, and Neither Should You: Veteran-Writer Jerri Bell” on the Military Spouse Book Review, May 15, 2015.

Interview with Emily Rich” at r.kv.r.y quarterly, March 9, 2015.

“Interview with an Editor: Jerri Bell” by Justin Sloan for Redwoods Society, September 23,  2014.

“A Response to Eric Newhouse” at Military Experience and the Arts, September 2, 2014.

“My First Cinderella Writing Moment” at The Quivering Pen, February 24, 2014.

10256636_10154045486115542_2723491530090187534_oVigil” in Little Patuxent Review, Summer 2014.


“When the Wheels Fell Off the Wagon,” on the Maryland Humanities Council blog, May 2013.


“It’s My Country Too.” In the Moment, with Lori Walsh, South Dakota Public Radio, 27 October 2020.

“When Words Can Heal: Veterans Writing Project.” In the Moment, with Melissa Gerr. WYPR Baltimore, 27 June 2019.

“Through Art, Military Veterans Tell a Bigger Story.” The State of Things, with Jennifer Brookland and Frank Stasio. WUNC, Chapel Hill, NC, 7 November 2017.

“It’s My Country Too.” C-SPAN Books, 2 August 2017.

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