About Me

Today I make my home in Peskeompscut — aka Turners Falls — near where I was born in western Massachusetts, but my work is influenced by all the places I've lived — Arizona, Wisconsin, Mexico — and travelled. Much of my writing, whether fiction or non fiction, explores the complex geographies of place and how they map our understanding of ourselves. 

I also feel a connection between writing, spirituality and social justice work. Each demands radical honesty, compassion, and imagination. Another source of inspiration is my work with children, who remind me how to see the world as it is, not how we think it is. 

Bonafides

  • Masters of Fine Arts, Emerson College, 2010
  • Pushcart Nomination, "Under the Reservoir," 2011
  • Honorable Mention, Glimmertrain Stores, "The Whole Foods Effect," 2016
  • Semi-Finalist, New Millennium Stories, 2016
  • Tennessee Williams Scholar, Sewanee Writers' Workshop, 2017

"Lunatic Express" from Nairobi to Mombassa

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