Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Look for my literary novel, Precious (Random House), Spring, 2009, and my story collection (RH) a year later. My work has appeared in over thirty literary venues, including The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, The Chattahoochee Review, The Mississippi Review, Gulf Coast, and Descant. My story "Memphis" was honored in the "100 Distinguished Stories" section of Best American Short Stories 2007, selected by Stephen King. Three of my short stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. I was the runner-up in the Iowa Review Award for 2006. I hold a BS, a MA in Lit. and a MFA in fiction writing. I have taught on-line at writers.com and also at traditional colleges: Duke, NC State, and UC. I am married to a wonderful man (yeah, Phil!!!), a professor who studies evolution and community ecology and FOSSILS!! We have a Great Pyr dog, cats, guinea pigs, a hamster, and fish. Over the past year I've led an intensive workshop, general workshop, and discussion at Flathead Writer's Conference. I also served as a preliminary judge for Storysouth's Million Writers Competition, and primary judge for SC Writer Conference's novel competition.
Interests: good food, good wine, art and philosophy
Published writer: Yes