Published three biographical essays in the Dictionary of Southern Writers (St. James Press, 1999). Attended the Key West Writers’ Workshop with Robert Stone in 2000 and the Zoetrope Short Story Workshop in Belize in 2000. In 1999, 2000, and 2001, attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Recent fiction publications include “Hiding” in SmokeLong Quarterly; “We Walked Through Mansions All Summer” in Word Riot; “Wishbone Stick” in Dead Mule School; “Fidget” in Grey Sparrow; "Traces of War" in Atticus Review; "Caught Among the Branches" in Matchbook; and poems “Negative Space” in Toe Good Poetry and "Ninth Summer" in Pif.
Recently completed Pale Mother, my novel set in Germany during World War II. Currently working on Little Pigeons, my second novel set in central America after the Civil War.
Editor of Bellingham Alive, fiction editor of Contrary Magazine since 2003, a contributing editor to Hunger Mountain, and a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books. Teach creative writing in the PEN Prison Writing Program. BA from Hollins University and a Masters Degree from Vermont College. Fluent in German and French. Proficient in Latin.
Grew up in Lexington, Virginia. Live in Bellingham, Washington with my husband and daughter.
Former Executive Director of the Bellingham Bay Foundation. Former Chair of Washington Convervation Voters (Whatcom). Former Chair of the 42nd Legislative District. President of the Columbia Neighborhood Association.