Books

Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family, University of Minnesota Press (forthcoming in 2019)


Publications in Literary Journals and Magazines

English as a Second Language. Chautauqua. (2017).
The Scene As I Imagined It. (2016). Red Bird Chapbooks. (purchase the pamphlet here)
LemonLos Angeles Review of Books. (Spring, 2016). 
On Ten Years of aptapt: a literary magazine. (2015, Dec. 7)
Something Recognizableapt: a literary magazine. (2015, May 25)
Confession. (2012, July 9). Weird Tales. Weird Girls website.
"Hidden Falls: A Love Story." (2011). 2011 Saint Paul Almanac. Arcada Press.
"Madison Metro." (2006). In Get on the Bus: Short and True Tales of Bus TravelCity|Space.
"Tiny Truth" Micro-essays (as @anikawriter). Creative Nonfiction. (various issues 2012-2015).
What Didn't HappenRedux: A Literary Journal. (2014, May 19).
The ChaseHippocampus Magazine. (2013, Oct. 1).
What goes in a package to my father in Colombia. Monkeybicycle. (2013, June 24).
Frozen ConcentrateLiterary Mama. (2013, May 11).
Recording the Stars. Kalyani Magazine, 2. (2013, May).
Catch and Release.  Grey Sparrow Journal. (2013, Winter). p. 17-24.
Driving Lessons. METRO Magazine, p. 46. (2012, July).
The Ten Commandments of Pointless Office MeetingsMcSweeney's Internet Tendency.(2012, May 10).
Road Block. The Smoking Poet, 20. (2011, Fall/Winter).
Echo of a FallHippocampus Magazine (Remember in November Contest Honorable Mention and Pushcart nominations). (2011, November).
Playing PoohstocksHippocampus Magazine. (2011, September).
Multiplying Fractions5x5 Literary Magazine, p.18-19. (2011, Spring).
What Didn't Happen. Dos Passos Review, 7 (2). p. 30-34. (2011).
Eating Crepes in Colombia. In Let Them Eat Crepes. St. Paul: Lulu. (2010).
Magical Realism for Non-BelieversMinnetonka Review, 6.(2010).
The Falls. Midway Journal, 4(5). (June 2010).
Better Wall Than a Window. Colere: A Journal of Cultural Exploration, p. 39. (2010).
TouristsSalome Magazine. (2010).
Impressionist. Frostwriting, 3. (2009).
Families Have a Mom and a Dad. (second place for creative nonfiction). The Talking Stick, 18. (2009).
Boys at Play. apt: an online literary journal, 17. (2008).


Work in Anthologies

Among the 77 nonfiction pieces collected here, the personal tales by Anika Fajardo, Dinty W. Moore, Jim Krusoe, and Tod Goldberg best emulate the short-fiction strategy of hooking readers right away, building suspense, and finishing with a satisfying payoff.
— Publishers Weekly on Brief Encounters
In each story, friendships and family moments possess an authenticity that transcends race, culture, and state borders, making it accessible to readers across the country. Contributors include Swati Avasti, Joyce Sidman, Shannon Gibney, Kristin Cronn-Mills, and Anika Fajardo, among others.
— Kirkus on Sky Blue Water

Freelance Work

The Debate About Homework. (2018). Focus Readers.
8 Bridges Workshop (website design, build, writing, and content strategy).
Hercules and His 12 Labors: A Mythological Adventure. (2016). Capstone Press.
The Dish on Food and Farming in Colonial America. (2011).  Capstone Press.