Professional Details

Books

The Book of Right and Wrong (2010, Ohio State University Press)

Published Stories

  • “Version” (Battered Suitcase, Fall 2010)
  • “The Book of Right and Wrong”* (Roanoke Review, 2009; reprinted Weston Magazine, Summer 2010)
  • “Kate the Destroyer” (The Pinch, Fall 2008)
  • “I Was Jimmy Carter” (Weston Magazine, Winter 2007)
  • “Beard of Bees” (Painted Bride Quarterly, 2007; reprinted Weston Magazine, Summer 2007)
  • “Still Life with Dead Bird” (Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry & Prose, 2006)
  • “Depot Island” (North Atlantic Review, 2006)

* Pushcart Prize nominee, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Ohio State University Press Prize for Fiction (2010)
  • Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Peter Taylor Scholarship (2007)
  • CT Council on Culture and Tourism, Fiction Fellowship (2007)

Teaching

Western Connecticut State University (Summer 2012 – Present)

  • WestConn MFA in Professional & Creative Writing
  • Undergraduate writing program

Westport Writers’ Workshop (Fall 2009 – Present)

  • Three weekly fiction workshops in 8-week quarterly sessions

University of California at Los Angeles (Fall 2009- Spring 2011)

  • Multiple fiction courses in 10-week sessions for UCLA Extension School

Education

M.F.A., Fiction Writing & Literature, Bennington Writing Seminars (2005)

B.A., Communications & Film, Fitchburg State College (1994)