I am a Baltimore-based writer who has worked on both fiction and nonfiction. My magazine and newspaper articles have appeared in local, regional, and national publications. I have worked as a staff reporter for a local weekly newspaper, The Messenger, and have written for websites including E-Diets.com. Currently, I'm an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine; my poetry has been published in a U.S. Department of Agriculture newspaper and in a publication by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
I earned a master’s degree in writing from Johns Hopkins University in May 2003 and am working on a novel, Delia’s Concerto. The first chapter was one of seven finalists in a competition held by the National League of American Pen Women. My story, “Henry’s Fall,” was a finalist in the Gival Press Short Story competition.
My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Amarillo Bay; The Baltimore Review; North Atlantic Review; Pebble Lake; Pennsylvania English; The Portland Review; Quercus Review; Smile, Hon, You’re In Baltimore; South Asian Ensemble; Spout Magazine; Taproot;Oklahoma Review; Blue Lake Review; and Willow Review. The story that appears in Taproot won first prize in its annual literary fiction competition for 2007, and “Uncharted Steps” merited a 2010 Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Art Council.
“Sister Rafaele Heals the Sick,” first published by Pebble Lake Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005, appeared again in an anthology titled City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press, May 1, 2010), a collection of stories by 32 Baltimore writers, including Poe, Anne Tyler, and Alice McDermott, among others. Most recently, my story, “You’ll Do Fine,” was a recipient of the Willow Review Award for the Spring 2011 issue.
Publications and Prizes
City Sages Baltimore (CityLit Press, 2010)
Amarillo Bay, Blue Lake Review, North Atlantic Review, Pebbe Lake Review, Pennsylvania English, Portland Review, Taproot Literary Review, The Oklahoma Review, The Portland Review, The Quercus Review, Willow Review
Willow Review, Editors' Selection 2011
Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Grant, 2010
Taproot Literary Competition, Winner 2007