Writer & Artist
I am a writer and artist born and raised in the woodsy hills of northeastern Connecticut. I earned a BA in English from UConn and a MFA in Creative & Professional Writing from WCSU. I'm currently a creative writing PhD student at SUNY-Binghamton. I enjoy writing flash prose, poetry, novellas, and I'm currently at work on a mystery thriller. I'm a self-taught visual artist and photographer, which I've been involved in since I was a child in the '80s and '90s. I also have a fondness for botany, geology, and music, which often infuse my work. I love the outdoors and anything that allows me to breathe in blue skies and green trees. I have work published in around 70 literary journals, most recently in Prime Number, Gemini, Witness, Lunch Ticket, and CutBank. My work has been anthologized with Kasva Press (Israel), Running Wild Press (Los Angeles), and Scribes Valley Publishing (Tennessee), and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. Most importantly, I love writing and the creative life, and I cannot imagine thriving in this world without it.