My Writing

As S.H. Aeschliman I write prose and poetry (and prose poetry) about dusty heart-drawers, awkward sexual encounters, and being chased by nunchuck-wielding ducks. Under pseudonym I write romance and erotica with a strong social justice bent and am the indie author of seven books published in the last five years. In past lives I've also been a news writer and a freelance travel and culture writer.

In 2017 I'm thrilled to be teaching genre fiction writing at Show:Tell, Workshop for Teen Writers and Artists and to co-host Hodgepodge, a quarterly reading of prose, poetry, and all that lies in between, written by writers whose styles are nothing alike. My current writing projects include a collection of dream-based prose poems and a feminist historical pirate romance novel.

Selected Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction & Poetry

"Unborn." Flash fiction. Ugly Babies, Vol. 2. 10 Jan. 2014. Ebook and print.

"The Usual." Short story (speculative fiction). Inaccurate Realities. 22 Oct. 2013. Ebook and print.

"Zombie." Short story (speculative fiction). The Darker Half. Web. Published in three parts on 1-7 Oct. 2013. Website now defunct.

"Like a Woman in Love." Poem. A Beginning, An End, and All That Lies Inbetween. 29 Apr. 2013. Web.

"The Undead Metaphor." Flash fiction. 13 Dec. 2012. Web. 

"The Munchies" and "The Breakup." Prose poems. World Citizen. 20 Oct. 2012. Web.

"On Voice." Creative non-fiction. VoiceCatcher. (Fall 2012) 15 Oct. 2012. Web.

"Girlfriend's New Pet, or, The Undead Metaphor," "The Nth Poem," and "Sunburn." Audio recording of flash fiction and poems. Show and Tell Open Mic. 9 July 2012: min. 20:00-20:07. Show and Tell Gallery. Web.

"Awakening." Poem. 2 Oct. 2008. Web.

Selected News & Web Articles

"Leap of Faith: A Conversation with Trista Cornelius." Interview/human interest article. 26 Sept. 2013. Web. 

"Fearless: A Conversation with Celina Wigle." Interview/human interest article. 15 July 2013. Web.

"Persistence is a Virtue: A Conversation with Liz Prato." Interview/human interest article. 17 June 2013. Web. 

"In Dreams Begin Collaboration: A Conversation with Diane English." Interview/human interest article. 20 May 2013. Web.

"Starting Conversations: An Interview with Robin Schauffler." Interview/human interest article. 15 April 2013. Web.

"The Heart Part: An Interview with Carrie Padian." Interview/human interest article. 18 March 2013. Web.

"Capturing the Essence of Things: A Conversation with Willa Schneberg." Interview/human interest article. 10 Jan. 2013. Web.

“Teaching English in Madrid: Some Pros & Cons.” Web article. Feb. 2008. Web.