Dallas's most recent collection of short stories was a finalist for the 2012 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in numerous literary journals including Monkeybicycle, Louisiana Literature, Prime Number, Cicada, flashquake, Arcadia Magazine, The Nashville Review, and Eclectic Flash. In addition, she has written dozens of articles for publications including Family Circle, Writer's Digest, Motherwords, Justine, The Los Angeles Times, and fifteen Chicken Soup for the Soul books. From 2010-2013, she worked as Fiction Editor of the literary magazine Sycamore Review.
Dallas has been honored as a Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholar, a Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholar for excellence in journalism, and was a national finalist for both the Marshall and Mitchell Fellowships. She loves teaching writing workshops and speaking to schools and community groups about reading and writing. In addition to her work with Write On!, Dallas serves on the board of the national nonprofit organization SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network) as the Youth Director.