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My story is short.
It begins with a script for a puppet show in fourth grade that landed me in the principal’s office. I was branded an odd girl, an independent thinker, and soon filled my high school journals with teen angst and sad love poems. After graduating from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, I dreamed of being a rock critic for Rolling Stone but landed at an educational publishing company instead. Since then, I have written thousands of headlines and chunks of advertising copy for everything from toothpaste to baseball stadiums to eyeglasses and insurance law textbooks. In between all the ad copy, I write fiction.

In 1999, I submitted my first short story, War Stories, and it was published that same year in the Beloit Fiction Journal.

After that:


  • Working on a short story collection and novel
  • Still writing advertising copy for various corporations
  • Attempting to stay out of the principal’s office

Little Known Facts About Me:

  • I dream about sharks in primary colors. It’s a recurring dream since childhood.
  • I always wanted freckles.
  • I can still do a perfect cartwheel.
  • I think pipe cleaners are underrated as an art form.
  • Someday, I will own a pair of shoes to match every outfit in my closet. It will be a very good day.



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