My writing has appeared 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 and was published with Atmosphere Press, October 29, 2021.
I've led creative writing workshops, both in person, and in virtual spaces spanning the globe. My Nermina's Chance book tour throughout Bosnia (Aug-Sept 2022) provided me the opportunity to engage with people of all ages in discussions about the impact of intergenerational trauma resulting from war and displacement.
I earned an MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where I served as managing editor for the literary journal Chautauqua.