My debut short story collection, Carry Her Home, is the winner of the 2018 Fiction Prize from the Washington Writers' Publishing House and just published on October 15,
My other writings include: my young adult novels Lie and Before My Eyes from St. Martin's Press and short stories in notable literary magazines, including recently SmokeLong, Little Patruxten Review, Delmarva Review, and the Maryland Literary Review.
Educated at Syracuse University, I studied creative writing with Raymond Carver, Tobias Wolff, Tess Gallagher and Jack Gilbert and communications at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. I spent two decades in the cable industry, most notably as the senior vice president, marketing and public relations, at Bravo, The Independent Film Channel and IFC Films. For my second act, I pursued an MFA in Fiction from The City College of New York and was honored with the college's prize for Children's Literature upon graduation in 2011.
These days, I live in Maryland, and I am a lecturer at Marymount University in Arlington, VA, and I lead creative writing workshops at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. and at the Writer's Center in Bethesda. I am currently at work on a speculative fiction novel, (Title TBD), set in 2097 in New York City and the D.C. area. For this novel-in-progress, I was awarded a 2018 Artists & Scholars grant from the Montgomery County (Maryland) Arts and Humanities Council.
And new for 2019-2020, I was selected as a participating author with the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program in the Washington D.C. area. If you are interested in having me come to your schools, please contact www.penfaulkner.org.
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Most of all, thank you for reading!