My fiction  has appeared in numerous literary magazines and received several awards and honors. I  earned an MA and PhD in English with a concentration in creative  writing from  Binghamton University, where I also served as editor of Harpur Palate, an international literary journal. Currently, I  am   at work on a screenplay and beginning a second novel, while  revising several short stories. I also serve as assistant fiction editor   for the  international journal of literature and the arts, Anomaly (formerly  Drunken Boat). 


The Faultless Sky,” Sequestrum, fall 2018  
“Handout,” upstreet, spring 2018  
“Frangipani,” Saranac Review, fall 2016
“On Shutoff,” Blue Earth Review, spring 2016
“August,” Natural Bridge, fall 2015
“Discovery Flight,” The Broken Plate,  spring 2014
"A New Bag,” The Blue Penny Quarterly, summer 2014
“Constrictor,” Green Mountains Review,  spring 2014
“A TJ Maxx Christmas,” The William & Mary Review,  summer 2012
“History Happened Here,” The Briar Cliff Review, spring 2012
“The Gift,” Flint Hills Review, fall 2011
Puppy,” Writecorner Press, summer 2011
“Night Class,” RE:AL: Regarding Arts & Letters, spring 2011
“In Defense of Honor,” The MacGuffin, winter 2011
"Vera’s Cure,” Kaleidoscope,  spring 2010
“Anatomy of Departures,” Carousel, fall 2009
“The Cradle Moon,”Cottonwood,  fall 2009
“A  Red Pen,” Confrontation, summer 2009
“Translating  Silence,” Inkwell (now called The Manhattanville Review), spring 2007
“The  Red Center,” The G.W. Review, spring  2007
“The  Diagnosis,” Karamu (now called Bluestem Magazine), spring 2006
“Fall,” Re-Visions, 2001

Awards, Honors, and Readings

Artistic Director, Spring Writes Literary Festival, May 2-5, 2019, Ithaca, NY   
Artistic Director, Spring Writes Literary Festival, May 3-6, 2018, Ithaca, NY
2017   New Writer Award recipient, Sequestrum
Panel Moderator, "Intimate Communities: On Writing Groups," Spring Writes Literary Festival, Ithaca, NY (May, 2017)
Longlisted, Mslexia  Women's Short Story Competition (May 2017)
Finalist, The Breakwater Review Fiction Contest (September, 2016)  
Shortlisted, The Masters Review Volume V (May, 2016)
Invited reading at Spring Writes Literary Festival, Ithaca, NY (May, 2016)
Invited reading at Spring Writes Literary Festival, Ithaca, NY (May, 2015)
Invited reading at Spring Writes  Literary Festival, Ithaca, NY (May 2014)
Panel presentation: "Another Voice in My Mouth: Persona in Poetry  and Prose," AWP conference, Seattle, Washington (Feb, 2014)
Awarded a Community Arts Partnership (CAP) Fellowship (2014)
Runner-up (A Teachable Moment) in Saranac Review Fiction Contest (2013)
Finalist (History Happened Here) in The Briar Cliff Review Short Fiction Contest (2012)
Awarded editor's choice prize (Puppy) in the Writecorner Press Short Fiction Contest (2011)
Nominated, Best New American Voices 2009 (In Defense of Honor)
Awarded Alfred Bendixen Prize for Graduate Studies in  English (Spring 2008)
Nominated,  AWP Intro Journals Project 2007/2008 (Night  Class)
Awarded Honorable Mention, Best New American Voices 2008 (The Diagnosis