MFA with Honors, Iowa Writers' Workshop
Short story publications in literary magazines: Emrys Journal, The Georgia Review, War, Literature & the Arts, Pembroke Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, South Carolina Review, Notre Dame Review, Other Voices, Louisiana Literature, New Orleans Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Cottonwood, The Normal School, Owen Wister Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Ascent, Limestone Journal, The Lindenwood Review, Eclipse, and the new renaissance.
Book publications: Permeable Boundaries: Stories, Fomite Press, 2021
After the Hunger: Stories, Fomite Press, 2020
Former member of the faculty, Emerson College, taught fiction writing and literature
Permeable Boundaries: Stories
In these stories, the protagonists find themselves living outside cultural mores and expectations as they confront the central questions of their lives. In doing so, they undergo a range of moral and psychological transformations. If they see themselves on some level as living in a post-modern world, their actions are driven by the need to recognize and accept its actuality and at the same time to seek order and meaning within its challenges and limitations. Their evolving states of consciousness are explored within their relationship to the physical world, particularly the natural world and the domestic setting. The search for a home often preoccupies them, whether this home is a true place or a place within. The stories offer a glimpse into the inner lives of girls and women that demonstrate both their richness and invisibility.
After the Hunger: Stories2020
Awards and Recognition
- Semi-Finalist, Iowa Short Fiction Award, University of Iowa Press, 2018 Finalist, Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, University of Georgia Press, 2013