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 THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LETTER OF THE ALPHABET, a memoir about how I found the courage to fail at an impossible task: 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.