I was born in Bells, Tennessee and raised by a rodeo clown and a snake-oil salesman. My work has appeared in Nashville Review, CarveLouisiana 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 graduated from FSU in Spring 2020 with a Ph.D. in Literature focusing on Creative Writing. 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.