Writing has been a part of my life since a young age. In elementary school, I would set up a news anchor desk on our living room coffee table, complete with landline telephone and important-looking stack of papers, and read the Penguin News to our camcorder.
I earned my bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arizona in 2006. After a brief stint as a sports reporter, I discovered I liked watching sports a lot more than writing about them. Soon after graduation, I decided to bench journalism and move marketing and communications into my starting line-up (see what I did there?).
Today, I write short fiction and dabble in prose poetry. I am intrigued by perception and how our relationships are impacted by the way we view ourselves and others. I like to catch my characters off-guard and force them to confront the unexpected (better them than me).
Production Editor/Copyeditor - Carve Magazine
In October 2017, I joined Carve Magazine as a copyeditor/proofreader, and in February 2019, became Carve’s production editor. In these roles, I am responsible for copyediting short stories, nonfiction pieces, contributor interviews, and One to Watch features prior to publication. I also build each quarterly issue in Adobe InDesign, manage our multi-stage proofreading process, and create print and digital issues for subscriber distribution. Check out my Q&A with Carve here: Meet our Production Editor, Janelle Drumwright
I also had the pleasure of serving as a guest reader for Carve Magazine's 2017 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest.
Reader - The Masters Review
I served as a reader at The Masters Review from May 2017 through December 2017, reading 10-30 fiction and creative nonfiction submissions per week to help select stories for publication.
Publications & Awards:
Reckless [flash fiction]
April 26, 2017
Smilestone [short fiction]
Honorable Mention, Short Story Award for New Writers
Glimmer Train, January/February 2016
You, Dear Writer, are Not the Narrator [blog]
Winner, First Annual Blog Contest
Carve Magazine, October 2015
Biopsy the Day of the Boston Bombings [prose poetry]
Naugatuck River Review
Issue 14, Summer/Fall 2015
200 Stitches [flash fiction]
Mulberry Fork Review
Issue 2, September 2014