I was raised in the mountains of Colorado. I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver, an MFA from Arizona State University, and a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri. I have taught undergraduate English and creative writing at ASU, worked as a copy editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and pounded the pavement as a reporter at the Columbia Missourian.
In the literary world, I served as a prose editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review, an editorial intern for The Missouri Review, and an associate editor for Copper Nickel and Iron City Magazine. I have also published fiction in an array of journals and mused extensively about film, mostly at The Playlist where I was a contributor. Along with my friend, the poet Jacqueline Balderrama, I spent a year teaching creative writing at Arizona State Prison.
I currently live in Spain.
Sometimes I write things down at breakingeggs.xyz.
“The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. I suppose that it begins or does not begin in the cradle.”
—Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem