Click on the live links below to see “mentions” on everything from interviews about crafting a lucrative writing career to what living in South Korea for a year taught me about global BBQing.

The Santa Fe New Mexican wrote a fantastic feature on my residency at WISC.

An interview with the Women’s International Study Center during my writer-in-residency post.

I’m honored to be one of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise’s (NCAIED) 40 Under 40 awardees for 2017.

The Cherokee Phoenix featured seven tribal members being honored at the 40 Under 40 Awards. Take a look at the Cherokee member profiles.

The Native Times has a short on the the NCAIED 40 Under 40 Awards.

The Tahlequah Daily Press featured the 40 Under 40 awardees.

More 40 Under 40 coverage, this time from Cherokee’s Anadisgoi newsroom.

Indian Country Today has also covered the NCAIED 40 Under 40 Awards.

The Muskogee Phoenix featured the NCAIED 40 Under 40 winners.

I’ll be at the Association of Writers & Publishers (AWP) Conference and Bookfair March 2018 in Tampa! Check out the panel I’ll be on with some other fab poets in tech, Heads in the Cloud: A Consideration of Poetics and Technology, hosted by Submittable.

I was interviewed by Submittable. Check out the podcast now.

I’m featured on page 8 of the HillsboroART Magazine (print copies available in the Portland metro area).

A little plug in The Stratford Observer.

An honorable mention in Causeway Lit for their spring poetry contest.

My guest post on The Artist Unleashed.

My guest post on Submittable was also shared by Medium (The Problem with STEM).

Check out Electric Literature’s list of books from indie presses for 2017, including my fourth poetry book, “Secret-Telling Bones,” from The Operating System!

I was featured in the Hillsboro Tribune as one of the Oregon artists receiving a state grant.


I was interviewed by South 85 Journal on my current projects and writing style.

Check out Mike Wood’s book “Link Juice” for the latest in SEO best practices. I’m quoted along with a slew of awesome SEO experts.

PSA: Providing Service Through Art and the Ford Gallery in Portland, Oregon hosted an amazing arts-centric event featuring visual artists and poets … including me!

WISC announced the writers-in-residence for 2017 (including me!).

Check out The Oregonian’s mention of two January 2017 reading events for The Wrong Kind of Indian.

A little mutual love. Monica of TaylorMade4U Cards featured the card I had made for the publisher of The Wrong Kind of Indian on her blog! Scroll to the bottom to check it out. And if you’re looking for custom, gorgeous and very affordable cards, nobody does it better than Monica!

My story “Indian Burns” was selected as one of the Top 10 Picks for Portland Story Theater in 2016! Click on the “2016” link under Top 10 Picks for the full list.

I was featured on the World Outsourcing Solutions podcast discussing life as an entrepreneur.

Brit + Co asked 7 personal trainers our best motivational tips for clients. Mine is number five.

CEO Blog Nation asked 14 entrepreneurs what their biggest business accomplishment was in 2016. Mine is number four.

I won Cargo Literary’s annual A Cargo Christmas Super Cute Christmas Post Contest with my reflection (and photo) of the year I taught English to Kindergartners in Korea. What else do you do immediately after finishing a master’s in writing and you don’t want to try the real world yet?

Need more poetry in 2017? I’m one of Foreword Reviews’ poetry reviewers.

The Fix asked 10 successful entrepreneurs, including myself, how skills learned in recovery benefit a business. I’m number eight in “10 Entrepreneurs in Recovery.”

IntelBlogs asked me and more working artists about “Art Schools with Creative Writing Programs.”

The Steps to Make Money Online site asked me and others who found success with a B.A. in English “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?”

I serve as the president of the Board of Directors for VoiceCatcher journal and non-profit. Take a look at the write-up on my incoming presidency.

What can you do with that English degree? The Penny Hoarder asked me and seven other professionals what “8 Awesome Jobs (That are Not “Barista”) You Can Get with an English Degree.”

We were all new yogis once. Take a look at 27 “yoga influencers,” myself included, sharing body transformation stories on

I’m one of 39 entrepreneurs featured on WatchMeQuit’s article “39 Successful Entrepreneurs Share One Tip to Quitting Your Job and Running Your Own Business.”

I represent 1984 in MSN’s list of “The Most Popular Halloween Costumes When You Were a Kid.” 

Bored of your yoga routine? Yoga with Sapna asked me and other yoga teachers how to shake up a dull routine. Find out here!

See what I and other women business owners have to say about having a business in our respective cities at “Women Business Owners Weigh In.”

InvoiceBerry featured me and  “25 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Quit Their Jobs to Pursue Their Passions.”

I’m cited on Mind Globe’s blog today, “How to Plan Book Writing.”

I was a featured performer at the special Wordstock Edition of Urban Teller’s on November 4 at the Fremont Theatre. Check it out here. (Being called a Portland Literatti is pretty cool, too!).

Fox News Health asked me and nine other fitness experts about the things people do at the gym that annoy everyone. Find out what I and others had to say here!

The scholarship I established for Native American students pursuing an advanced degree in writing or a related field, The Jessica Tyner Scholarship Fund, got a little love from Bustle! Read more here.

Hungry for some inspiration? Check out these excerpts. (I’m number five).

Where are the best places for female entrepreneurs in 2016? Good Call Data Center asked a handful of business owners, including myself, to weigh in here.

CNN discusses Korean BBQ musts and when I was asked? It’s not BBQ if there’s no soju! More here.

I was interviewed by as an expert in the writing industry. The full interview can be found here.

My contribution to Loop’s article on Korean BBQ? You gotta have the soju!

Forbes contributor Drew Hendricks blogged on marketing misses even seasoned marketers overlook. My contribution falls under “quality writing.”

We all have them. Check out this article, featuring myself and other trainers, to see if yours made the list!

My business book 100 Ways to Make $100k with Your English Degree is featured on Blogher’s “5 Inspiring Business Books Released in 2016.”

Check out Babbleword’s article on barbecue around the world, including my contribution on Korean grilling.

Want better balance? DIYActive asked a number of fitness and yoga experts how to make it happen. Check out the full list here.

The College of St. Scholastica asked nine previous first-generation college students how they thrived. Mine is at number four here. featured me in a Q&A with Experts section talking about writing as a career. Check it out here.

ShadoMe featured the company I founded, MehtaFor, as one of their “day in the life of” features here.

Check out the article and photos from the Oregon Literary Arts Writers in the Schools (WITS) student readings at Bipartisan Cafe in Portland, Ore. I taught a course to high school students on crafting a career in writing.

I’m featured on the JenningsWire podcast talking about making money as a writer. Listen here!

I’m quoted in Burgess Elliot Real Estate here on being a business owner in Oregon.

I was quoted in Business News Daily on taxes in Oregon here.

50 entrepreneurs, myself included, talk about rally songs. The full list can be found here.

Lucky number 13! Along with 20 other entrepreneurs, I shared with my morning routine here.

The International Women’s Writing Guild hosts a summer workshop every July in Allentown, PA. In 2016,  I taught a three-day workshop on “How to Make a Lucrative Writing Career.” Take a look at the full program here.

I was interviewed by Lauren Spala, writing coach and writer. Check out the full interview now.

Here’s a brief mention from my alma mater for one of my books. (Find it at the bottom!).

I got a nod from the Portland Business Journal.

In merinews, a media outlet in India, my poem “Lure” was briefly mentioned. It’s included in The Rainbow Hues, an anthology published by Aadi Publications Jaipur for the seventh annual International Poetry Festival.

I kicked off the Multicultural Literary Arts Days, a two-day festival, at Wilson High School and sponsored by the Oregon Literary Arts Council (OLAC). Check out the OLAC blog about her talk!

I was featured at Wordstock, sponsored by the Oregon Literary Arts Council, reading excerpts from my latest book What Makes an Always. Full details are here.

Author interview with Lauren Sapala: An interview where writing as a Native woman, publishing and favorite books are discussed.

Interview with Writer Unboxed: A discussion on diversity in higher education, scholarships for Native American students, and just how tough it can be to fund a graduate education in a non-STEM field.

I was mentioned briefly in the Street Roots interview with Bryan Pollard, “Street Roots Co-founder Discusses Pulse of Native American Journalism.”

The American Indian Graduate Center Magazine/Finding Your Way in the World: I was featured in the AIGC magazine discussing writing, life and being a Native American entrepreneur.

Women in Business and Industry/6 Things the New WOC in the Office Wants Employers to Know: Find out what I and other “women of color” have to say about office life.