About

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My short stories have aired on National Public Radio and are forthcoming in Electric Literature’s Required Reading. They have appeared in the literary magazines Witness, Bellevue Literary Review, Slice, and Blackbird, among others. My essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Lilith, and elsewhere. I am an alumna of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop. My work has received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open contest, has been a finalist in numerous other national contests, and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. My story “L’Chaim” was performed as part of Stories on Stage.

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I was born and raised in Queens, New York, and live in Boulder, CO, with my husband, Steve, and my muses: Arie, a cat who was dropped in the animal shelter’s night box like an overdue library book, and Rosie, a dog who spent her first year homeless in South Dakota and thinks Colorado is downright balmy.