My story

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flourishMy southern roots run deep. Multiple generations of my family are from western North Carolina, and I was born and raised in Hendersonville. After earning an A.B. in English from Duke University and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law, I now live in Raleigh with my husband, Geoff, and our son, Davis.
flourishI believe that life is rarely black and white and there’s a lot of story in the gray.  I’ve published flash and short fiction, essays, and poetry. I’m editing my first novel, MARANATHA ROAD, and working on my second, SALAMANDER IN THE GARDEN. Thinking of story ideas keeps me entertained on my commute to work.
flourish    I’ve attended the 2013 Appalachian Writing Project Novel-Writing Retreat taught by Amy Greene, whose novels BLOODROOT and LONG MAN are some of my very favorites. This summer, I’m excited to attend the 2014 Yale Writers’ Conference.
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I’m on the editorial staff for Raleigh Review and a member of the Appalachian Writers Association and the North Carolina Writers’ Network.