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About me

The Writing Life

My writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Pembroke Magazine, Split Rock Review, Thrice Fiction, Bellevue Literary Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Barely South, and Wilderness House Literary Review, among others. 


Recently, I've turned my attention to hybrid forms like prose poetry, flash fiction, and flash creative non-fiction. These compressed works provide me the opportunity to tinker to my heart's content, choosing each word with utmost intention and alacrity. Though my work often prods darker elements of human emotion, I remain primarily hopeful.  


An interest in war-related trauma , along with facilitating narrative workshops for veterans and military families, developed into writing Nermina’s Chance. This novel, my first, approaches the aftermath of war in an intensely personal way, 


I earned an MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I served as managing editor for the literary journal Chautauqua. I currently teach creative writing at the Museum School, Cameron Art Museum, in Wilmington, NC. 



Aside from teaching in a workshop format, I also enjoy one-on-one coaching, for new and experienced writers, as they hone their craft.


As a communications professional, I cover the sectors of  healthcare; consumer health; military veterans; spirituality; and the arts, serving clients with research, writing, and editing needs.

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