bio

I'm a writer currently at work on a book about the secret life of socks for Bloomsbury's Object Lessons Series, due out in the fall of 2016.

Recently, I completed a memoir called THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LETTER OF THE ALPHABET, which tells the story of how I found the courage to fail at the impossible task of saving my mentally ill mother from her worst enemy―herself.

My short stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, Agni, the Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, the New England Review, the Raritan Review, and elsewhere. Among the awards and recognitions I've been fortunate to have received are a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a P.E.N. New England Discovery Award, and an Artist’s Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.