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At the heart of my stories
is an examination of how people tighten their grip, or unravel in the face of pain, uncertainty & vulnerability.

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At the heart of my stories
is an examination of how people tighten their grip, or unravel in the face of pain, uncertainty & vulnerability.

SHORT STORIES published

Literal Latte, Nervy Girl,
Stringtown, Storyglossia
 

Awards

Shortlist The Masters Review
Volume V Anthology 2016

Shortlist Fish Publishing
Flash Fiction Prize 2016

Finalist GlimmerTrain's Award
for New Writers 2011

Professional affiliations

Sitka Center for Art & Ecology

National Advisory Council
of Graywolf Press

Advisory Council for Portland Arts & Lectures' Youth Programs

Gray Family Foundation

Education

MFA in fiction, Antioch University LA 

AB in public policy, Duke University

By Accident, a novel manuscript

Over the last several years, I've written my first novel manuscript, By Accident, a character-driven work of literary fiction about motherhood, friendship, art and surrender. Through my characters' attempts to understand themselves and the world around them I am able to confront the complexities of being alive. Recently completed, I will be looking for representation soon.

For short bursts of inspiration I have been writing and teaching short stories and flash fiction. 

 

Creativity fuels introspection, action, and transformation

As an active member of my community, I've dedicated myself to creating space for emerging and experienced writers and artists to explore and be inspired. From my classroom experiences to my support of artist residencies, my commitment to independent presses, and my experience as an arts in education facilitator and coach, I've seen the power of voice and the importance of hearing, experiencing and understanding people of all backgrounds.