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I won the Crab Orchard Review Jack Dyer Fiction Prize 2014 and placed second in Munster’s Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition 2014. I have also received prizes and scholarships from the Salem International Literary Awards, Aspen Words, CutThroat: A Journal of the Arts, and Writing by Writers and have recently been a finalist at Glimmer Train and New Letters. I have been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony, Playa, and Writing by Writers. My work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review, CutThroat: A Journal of the Arts, New Poets of the American West, Orbis Quarterly, Poetry East, South Dakota Review, Southword, Underground VoicesWord Riot, and others. I have taught writing in the schools and at a halfway house for teens at risk. I hold an MFA from Naropa University and am past fiction editor for Bombay Gin, Naropa’s literary magazine. I have lived in the Rocky Mountain West, herding cattle and training horses, and in Spain, teaching English as a second language, and have traveled in South America, India, Nepal, Japan, and Europe. I now live in Colorado with my husband and son.

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