About

Photo credit Emma Norman

My writerly life

I received my MFA in Fiction from George Mason University, where I studied under Susan Shreve and Courtney Brkic. I have attended the One Story Summer Conference, the Virginia Quarterly Review Writers’ Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, and have held a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. My writing has received an Honorable Mention from Glimmer Train and has been published in Grace in Darkness, the latest volume of Grace and Gravity and Flash Fiction Magazine.

My teacherly life

I have been teaching in one form or another for 15 years. Right now, I am an Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University, where I specialize in Composition. I am also the lead teacher for 2nd grade at Temple Rodef Shalom.