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fiction writer


Published Stories

Invisible Girls 

High school girls struggle to fit in an push against boundaries. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Published at Streetlight Magazine. Included in Women Speak: Volume Three.

Postcards from Clockworld 

A hoarder goes in search of the one thing that will bring her happiness and leaves her husband to handle their troubled son. Published at The Bookends Review.

Invisible Girls PODCAST

An audio version of Invisible Girls was produced by Streetlight Magazine.

Life Is Now 

The supervisor in an IT office learns that positivity doesn't fix everything. Published at Literary Orphans.

Hostess of the Dead

A young woman faces thinks she knows her mom until they stand together at her mamaw's casket. Included in Best of Ohio Short Stories: Volume II.

Creamed Corn and Ninja Stars 

A college dropout with OCD gets a job at the state mental hospital. Published at Four Ties Lit Review.



  • Kenyon Review Writers Workshop - Peter Taylor Fellow at Kenyon College - June 2018

  • Rural Women's Studies Association Conference at Ohio University - May 2018

  • Women of Appalachia Project: Women Speak at Ohio University - April 2018

  • Appalachian Studies Association Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio - April 2018

  • Women of Appalachia Project: Women Speak at Ohio University Southern - October  2017

  • Women of Appalachia Project: Women Speak at West Virginia University - September 2017