Revising Short Stories and Working on a Novel

I’m revising my short stories (and collection) to send out. I’m also working on my first novel (how does someone finish a whole novel? Please advise).

My husband and I are planning a move to California.

I’m delighted to be part of the inaugural class for Periplus, a new mentorship program for emerging writers of color. I’m so thrilled that I get to discuss my writing with the brilliant Reyna Grande every month!

More exciting news on the horizon; stay tuned!


In the era of COVID-19, I spent a lot of time despairing and having long conversations with my dog.


After three years of invigorating and wonderful study, I completed my MFA last May! I’m really proud of the progress I’ve made as a writer, and ever-grateful to my thesis readers, Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Rachel Louise Snyder, for encouraging me and challenging me in all the right ways (my thesis won the Myra Sklarew Award for prose).

In the summer of 2019, I spent six glorious, challenging weeks among some of the best writers and humans I’ve ever met at Clarion 2019 in San Diego. I wrote some stories I’m really proud of and got to read some AMAZING fiction. I can’t wait to see these stories out in the world.

Updated May 2021 in Maryland.