Accolades + Media Mentions

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Panels, invited readings, interviews! This section chronicles the notable events of my fiction and creative nonfiction career.

  • Winter 2016, Reading, “The Wizard Asaber,” Get Lit! #20, Oakland, CA.
  • Fall 2016, Reading, “Dear Hillary Clinton,” Get Lit! #18, Oakland, CA. Video (I’m at 40:55).
  • Fall 2016, Reading, “Thlush-A-Lum” and “The Cold, Hard Facts of Life,” the Hydra #7, Oakland, CA. Video.
  • Fall 2016, Reading, “Mixed Signals, or, Learning How to Speak,” Writers-In-Residence Reading at the Liminal Center, Oakland, CA. Video.
  • Fall 2016, Reading, “Mixed Signals, or, Learning How to Speak,” Literary Speakeasy, San Francisco, CA.
  • Summer 2016, Reading, “Garbage,” Spring Writers in Residence and Workshop Attendees at the Liminal Center, Oakland, CA.
  • Spring 2016, Reading, “the Salvation of Soup,” Spring Writers in Residence at the Liminal Center, Oakland, CA.
  • Spring 2016, Writer-in-Residence, the Liminal Center, Oakland, CA.
  • Winter 2016, Reading, “No Crossing,” Leap Year At the Inkwell reading, San Francisco, CA.
  • Spring 2015, Panelist, “Worldbuilding Through Food,” WisCon 39, Madison, WI.
  • Spring 2015, Reading, “Chapter 1: Vesperi” and “Thlush-A-Lum,” Triple the Strength, Triple the Power! reading, WisCon 39, Madison, WI.
  • Fall 2014, Interview, “Interview with an Adolescent,” from a character’s perspective in “Thlush-A-Lum,” Pulp Literature website.
  • Summer 2013, Interview, “My Aha Moment,” Mutual Omaha’s national advertisement campaign. Video. 
  • Winter 2012, Reading, “Treasures in Cardboard Boxes,” Winter Tales annual reading, Orange County Public Library, Hillsborough, NC. Video.
  • Summer 2011, Interview, “Author Interview & Novella Giveaway: Maya’s Vacation by Rebecca Gomez Farrell,” I am a Reader, Not a Writer website.
  • Spring 2011, Reading, “Bother,” Bull Spec Issue #5 launch, Quail Ridge Bookstore, Raleigh, NC. Video.
  • Spring 2011, Interview, “Fridays off the Wall with Rebecca Gomez Farrell,” Joselyn Vaughn’s blog.
  • Spring 2011, Interview, Astraea Press blog. Link defunct, but archived here.
  • Winter 2009, Interview, “Interview with Rebecca Gomez Farrell – 3rd place winner in the Summer ’09 Flash Fiction Contest,” the Muffin blog.
  • Food, Drink, and Travel

My food writing also garnered a bit of attention in the Research Triangle area, and I’ve had the honor of participating in a few award-winning blogs. Compiled here are those accolades, appearances, and media mentions:

  • Summer 2016, Panelist, “Wine Samples,” Wine Bloggers Conference 16, Lodi, CA.
  • Summer 2016, Guest, “Wine Antics #WBC16 Livestream,” Wine Antics LIVE, Internet.
  • Summer 2015, Official Gold Judge for TABELog restaurant review website.
  • Summer 2015, Honorable Mention, “What Scattered in the Wind, Women on Writing Summer ’15 Flash Fiction contest.
  • Summer 2014, Made a Featured User for Vivino wine rating application.
  • October 2014, Interview, “For RumChata, the Sweet Taste of Success,” Bloomberg.Com. Available here.
  • July 2013, Professional Judge for NC Competition Dining‘s Fire in the Triangle. My write-up of the event here. Mentioned in local press here.
  • June 2013, Finalist, Best Local Blog for Carpe Durham, the Independent Weekly‘s Annual Best of the Triangle Awards. View the results here.
  • December 2012, Winner for Frosty’s Chocolate Orange Martini, Best Winter Cocktail Competition, Washington Duke Inn. Write-up on the reveal at Durham Magazine here. My blog post with Washington Duke’s  bar manager preparing the drink here.
  • November 2012, Guest Post, “This and That Jam Cocktail Syrup,” the LoMo Market website. Available here.
  • September 2012,Guest Reviewer, “Burgerfi,” at the Straight Beef website. Available here.
  • July 2012, Professional Judge for NC Competition Dining‘s Fire in the Triangle. My write-up of the event here.
  • June 2012 Finalist, Best Local Blog for Carpe Durham, the Independent Weekly‘s Annual Best of the Triangle Awards. View the results here.
  • October 2011, Interview, “Southern’ Cooking,” Durham Magazine. Web write-up here. The article scans here.
  • June 2011  Finalist, Best Local Blog for Carpe Durham, the Independent Weekly‘s Annual Best of the Triangle Awards. View the results here.
  • August/September 2010, Interview, “Eat. Blog. Love.” on Carpe Durham’s origins, Durham Magazine. My post with the article scans here.
  • September 2009, Mention, “Tasty Words,” Durham News Service, a publication of the Durham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
  • April 2009, Mention, 30 Threads (Website no longer active). Unfortunately, I have no screen caps for this, my first media mention, but my rating system received special praise from blogger Ginny Skalski at the time.
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