December 2, 2021

My personal essay, “Tattoo,” is in the anthology, ADULT CHILDREN, from Universal Table/Wising Up Press. 

From the publisher: In this Wising Up Anthology, fifty writers explore—with zest, angst, humor, humility, anger, and love—through stories, poems, memoirs, and creative non-fiction, our constantly changing and, hopefully, maturing relationships with those we raised and those who raised us. 

You can order your copy here

November 5, 2021

Spontaneous Storyteller at Odyssey Storytelling‘s “Campfire Stories,” Tucson, AZ


May 13, 2021

Grant Recipient Arizona Commission on the Arts 2021 Artist Research and Development Grant. See more about this on my blog 


March 2021  

Finalist Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Writing Competition. Invited to participate in Masters Writing Workshop.


November 2020

SoulCollage® Facilitator Training 
SoulCollage® is an expressive arts practice done individually or in community. Founded by Seena B. Frost, the method develops creativity and intuition, encourages self-discovery, and provides personal guidance. You don’t have to be an artist to make SoulCollage® cards. Anyone can create and enjoy this powerful practice.


December 2, 2019

Interview with Tyler Barton, co-founder of  Fear No Lit for “Learning How to Reading” series with lit events hosts. You can read the interview here.


May 14, 2018

Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the Sonoran Arts Network, an online arts journal. You can read the review here.


April 24, 2018

Interview along with Jen Nowiki Clark of Odyssey Storytelling on the Morning Blend show of KGUN9 TV. You can hear the interview here.


January 6, 2018

Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the Arizona Daily Star. You can read the review here.


January 4, 2018

Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the Winter 2018 issue of Storytelling Magazine, a publication of the National Storytelling Network.


December 15, 2017

Review of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling in the December 2017 Story Circle Journal, Vol. 21, Number 4.


December 13, 2017

Essay, “Kitchen Revolution,” Inside and Out: Women’s Truths, Women’s StoriesStory Circle Network.


July 7, 2017

Thanks to Shannon Turner  (blogger, storyteller, creative director of StoryMuse) for asking me about my tattoo over dinner one night in Kansas City where we were both attending the National Storytelling Network‘s annual conference. Of course, I told her the story and she turned it into a charming interview. You can read her post and hear the  interview here: Penelope’s Stars.


May 2, 2017

Essay, “Creating Connections, One Story at a Time,” National Storytelling Network blog. Read it here


March 19, 2017

Interview by Aspen Green and Kathy Harris, “Broad Perspectives”, on KXCI Community Radio, 91.3 FM Tucson, AZ


March 17, 2017

Interview with Mark McLemore on “Arizona Spotlight,” Arizona Public Media. Listen to it here.


February 2, 2017

Interview, “Story For Life,” Sherilyn Forrester interviewed Penelope and Molly McCloy about Odyssey Storytelling and Penelope’s new book. Read the article here.


July 13, 2016

Interview by Steve Pender of Family Legacy Video. ”Listen to “The Power of Personal Storytelling,” Legacy Video Lounge Podcast – LVL 11  here.