Short Stories

Best New True Crime

The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers is the #1 Amazon New Release for November 2019! Serial Killer ―Your Neighbor, Friend, Even Your Spouse? This anthology reveals all-new accounts of true crime serial killers from the contemporary to the historic. Contributors include award-winning crime writers, true-crime podcasters, journalists, and experts in the dark crimes field. Mitzi Szereto, Editor. | Mango 2019

Under Purple Skies

This collection has some of the most exciting work being done in, or about, Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, with narrative threads that stretch back not just to Scandinavia, but across the world. The writers here have won, or been shortlisted for, the Newbery Award, the Man Booker Prize, the Pulitzer, the Caldecott Award, the National Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and many others. | Belt Publishing 2019

Dark Side of the Loon

Read Rendon's story Civil Defense in this captivating collection of stories based on true crime accounts from Minnesota.

According to Amazon,"Minnesota nice" casts a long shadow. Dark emotions and even darker thoughts seep from these murky depths, harvested by writers whose stories take us down in flames, up in smoke, and leave us helplessly entranced by the haunting call of the loon. | Sisters in Crime, Twin Cities Chapter 2018

What God Is Honored Here?

This urgently necessary literary collection shares the voices of Indigenous women and women of color who have undergone miscarriage and infant loss, experiences that disproportionately affect women marginalized in the United States. It offers an integral perspective on how culture and religion, spirit and body, unite in the reproductive lives of women of color and Indigenous women as they claim for themselves and others their fundamental humanity. | Shannon Gibney & Kao Kalia Yang, Editors. University of Minnesota Press 2019

Sky Blue Water

A collection of short stories that celebrates Minnesota’s vibrant storytelling tradition, beautifully capturing the essence of Minnesota adolescence. Sky Blue Water includes Rendon's short story; Wonder and Worry, about a young Ojibwe girl's experiences in the foster care system. This anthology embodies passion for fostering literacy in young readers by sharing primarily never-published young adult and intermediate fiction from some of Minnesota’s most beloved and award-winning authors and emerging talents. | Jay D. Peterson & Collette Morgan, Editors. University of Minnesota Press, 2016

Additional Works


  • Not Her Night to Die Short story in Down to the River anthology, editor Tim O’Mara, scheduled for publication 2019, Down and Out Books

  • Open to Possibilities Promophobia; short essay in Sisters in Crime Anthology, 2019

  • Civil Defense, Dark Side of the Loon Short story in Sisters in Crime Anthology; May 2018

  • A Song for Marie and Ajidamo McGraw Hill Educational, 2016

  • Hannah the Midwife Fall 1998 issue of Rising Dawn, a publication for the people of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and MN. First publication in Dream and Visions/New Frontiers in Christian Fiction, Skysong Press, Ontario Canada, 1990, Vol. 6. Hannah is also available through Smashwords.

  • The Waiting - Stories Migrating Home, edited by Kimberly Blaeser, Loonfeather Press, Bemidji, MN 1999. Available through Amazon.

  • A Native American Birth Story - Birth Stories: The Experience Remembered, Crossing Press, CA and Fireweed/A Feminist Quarterly, Fireweed Press, Canada.

Non-Fiction / Educational

  • A Dream Deferred, Non-fiction short story in What God Is Honored Here anthology, edited by Gibney and Yang, 2019, UofM Press

  • Connecting the Dots, Short non-fiction in Serial Killers/True Crime Stories anthology edited by Mitzi Szereto, 2019

  • POLLEN, Articles, 2019 All About What’s Not Broken and Breaking the Silence

  • MN Women’s Press, Articles, 2016 to present

  • Project Hoop Theater Curriculum, How to Create Community Theater from Conception to Production - Project Hoop UCLA 2007

  • No Quick Fixes: A Look at the Bureau of Indian Affair's Land Consolidation Project, Indian Land Tenure Foundation, 2004

  • Whiteness at Work: A Positive Diversity Curriculum by Bock, Mary, Ph.D., Kellogg, Polly, Ph.D.; Rendon, Marcie, M.A. Sirius Communications, Minneapolis MN, 2000

  • Beyond Survival: A guide to applying for Grants/Awards /Fellowships, Native Arts Circle, Minneapolis, MN, 1994

  • Native Models for Business Success, Minnesota Junior Achievement Project

  • Parenting ; Colors, Magazine articles

  • Renewing the Countryside, community interviews for Horizons Community Leadership Project,