Hi. I'm a writer. My work has appeared in Five Chapters, National Geographic Traveler, Playboy, Post Road, and Southwest Magazine, among other publications. I've been awarded a Creative Writing Fulbright
Fellowship to Italy, a MacDowell Arts Colony Fellowship, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, and a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference work-study (waiter) scholarship, and I have a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas.
I've just finished my first story collection, and am in the process of revising my first novel; it's about an American chemist whose mother is battling cancer, who goes to
Sicily to study the potentially healing properties of its native
herbs. While there, she meets the father she's never known, a puppeteer
struggling to save his theater from destruction.
For more detailed information, please visit the pages above or see the most recent updates below. I'm gonna redesign this site, one of these days.
Thanks for visiting!
Update: 12/17/15 -- Though sidelined by illness and other unforeseen challenges this fall, I'm moving forward. Some exciting things on the horizon for the coming year... Stay tuned. 5/10/15 -- I just completed my first short story collection, AQUA VITAE (yay). Now commences my summer novel-writing blitz -- I'm hoping to finish the revision this fall. I've put the manuscript aside for a long time, really since my son was born over two and a half years ago. I wrote about the long journey I've been on with this book, which has included learning a new language, moving to Sicily to spend a year hanging out with old-time puppeteers, and, more recently, overcoming intense and deep-seated fears (among assorted other challenges); you can read a bit here and also here, where I blog occasionally about writing and parenthood for American Short Fiction.
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