About me

I'm currently a full time lecturer in English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

I received the 2013 Ninth Letter Prize in fiction, a 2012 Massachusetts Cultural Council individual artists grant and my story "Waitress" won the 2012 Women Who Write International Short Prose Contest. I'm currently a blogger at Ploughshares.

My journalism has appeared in The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeRunner's WorldBudget TravelPublishers WeeklyPoets and Writers magazine, and other publications. My fiction has appeared in Drunken BoatBeloit Fiction JournalFaultline, and Bridge, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

I received my MFA from Columbia University in 1995 and my BA from Tufts University in 1993. Prior to teaching, I was an award-winning writer and producer for WGBH in Boston, working on well-known PBS programs such as American Experience, Masterpiece Theatre, Mystery, Antiques Roadshow, and This Old House.

I have been a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, and am a former board member of the Writers' Room of Boston.