I’m a fiction writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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My stories have appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories, the Kenyon Review (as winner of their Short Fiction Contest), ZYZZYVA, Alaska Quarterly Review, Crazyhorse, New Orleans Review, Hobart, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Normal School, Day One, and Saltgrass. Two of my stories have been read on Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts. I have an M.F.A. from Columbia University, where I also taught a fiction workshop. I’ve received a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a fellowship from The Lighthouse Works, and a residency from PLAYA.

I live in Santa Clara, California with my husband, daughter, and two small, noisy mutts.

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Paddle to Canada

Originally published in ZYZZYVA, this story was included in The O. Henry Prize Stories anthology and read on Selected Shorts on public radio.

The Moth-Child

A story in the New Orleans Review.

Rats of Autun, 1522

A story on Hobart.

Dog Videos I’d Like to See on the Internet

A humor piece on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.

Town of Birds

Winner of the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest.

The River Passage

A story in Alaska Quarterly Review.

Cat Man

Buy as a Kindle Single or audiobook.

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