My story


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.When we have some time off, we like to spend it in Savannah, Georgia.
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. Most of what I write is set in the South.  I’m gathering up ideas for a novel, which keeps me entertained on my commute to work.
flourishI love to read, especially books like Bloodroot, No One Is Here Except All of Us, Tell the Wolves I’m Home, Northwest Corner, Glaciers, Gap Creek, Ellen Foster, and The Secret Life of Bees. And anything by Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, or Anthony Trollope.
flourishI’m a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, the North Carolina Poetry Society, and the Appalachian Writers Association.