I'm a writer, editor, and blogger. My fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in CutBank, Carve magazine, Sou'wester, Patuxent Literary Review, Flock literary journal and elsewhere and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. My articles and profiles appear in university magazines and other nonprofit publications. I earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and am the associate editor of Parhelion Literary Magazine out of Richmond. An Ohio native, I am at work on a novel and short stories set in the Rust Belt, and I hype the literary voices of my fellow native Midwesterners at my blog, Rust Belt Girl.