I earned my MFA in Creative Writing (with a concentration in fiction) from George Mason University in 2010 and my BA in English from the College of William and Mary in 2002. I have done everything from working on a farm to teaching composition and literature at Northern Virginia Community College. I have interned for the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and worked for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). I am also the former fiction editor of The William and Mary Review and So to Speak. Currently I am staying home with my two-year-old and working as a freelance writer and researcher. I live in the DC area with my husband and son.
Two excerpts from THE RAINSTORM HOUSE have appeared as standalone pieces in literary journals: “Inside the Melee,” in The Nassau Review, Spring 2014; and “The Eclipse” in Agave Magazine, Spring 2015. Another excerpt was shortlisted for the RopeWalk Press Editor’s Fiction Chapbook Prize, and a fourth was a semifinalist in the Summer Literary Seminars’ Unified Literary Contest. I have published short fiction and poetry in Extract(s), Penhead Press, Stymie, Opium, SNReview, and Iris. My book reviews, author interviews, and articles have appeared in Posh Seven, As It Ought to Be, The Tottenville Review, allAfrica, and The Washington Spark.