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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Darkness Wasting: Stories, Katie Elizabeth Crumpton

Our Lady of Fatima, Heather Cyr

Homemade Rodeos, Kerri K. Dieffenwierth


Born with Their Hearts in Their Mouths, Karin Serpentina Eberhardt

Leapfrog, Jane Ellingwood

Whisked: Book One of the Inter-Dimensional Space Kitten Saga, Katrina Michelle Ellyson

Welcome to the Food Chain, Ed Ferrara

Tim Gunn Would Be Crying, Karla Michelle Fossett

How the Light, Yvonne Garcia

Gravid, Teal Gardella

Night at the American Theater and Seeing the Elephant : A Stage Play, Alexandria Giardino

Wild Song, Terri Glass

"A Little Heart Thing", Penny Guisinger

Bedlam Corners, Kelli Hadfield-Faherty

Teetotalling with Detective Brandt and Other Stories, Drew Hekler

Flowers of Ink in a Cold Red World, Sarah Steinberg Heller

Collecting the Ashes, Amanda Mercedes Johnson

Killer Gig, Michael L. Joy

The Book of Seasons, Rebecca Susann Kightlinger

Confluence: Where Motherhood and Story Meet, Andrea E. Lani

Sign of the Gypsy Queen, Thomas Morrissey

Waiting to be Filled with Rain, Casey Moynihan

The Last Valkyrie and Tales of Dyrfinna, Frank Nadeau

Plumes, Mary Heather Noble


Steady Song of the Heart: Memoir and Meditation, Susan Jean Perschbacher