Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, I’ve been living in Baltimore, where I completed an MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts. (I also have an MFA in design from Purdue, and in 2006 attended Iowa Writers’ Workshop.) Home, however, is where my heart is, the North Carolina piedmont.
When I’m not writing, I design books and edit other writers’ work. I am fascinated by the moon, wish I could remember at least one good joke, and drive really far too fast.
My favorite quote sums up why I write:
“A book is a party an author throws for the reader.”