I was born in Bells, Tennessee and raised by a rodeo clown and a snake-oil salesman. My work has appeared in Nashville Review, Carve, Louisiana Literature, Lincoln Humanities Journal, and Juked.
I was also recently honored as a finalist for New Letters' Alexander Cannon Prize for Fiction and in the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.
I live in Atlanta with my husband and very loud children. I am currently finishing the requirements for my Ph.D. My time in the program has been eventful. I have not only taken the required number of classes but have also: read submissions for The Southeast Review, taught First-Year Composition, given a public reading of my creative work, and seen my words appear in academic and literary journals.
Now, with the help of my hot pink Filofax, I will embark on the journey to read all the books, answer all the questions, and finish this degree.
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