Bio

NOVELS:

THE TRESPASSER, a novel, SMU Press, Fall, 2009

A COLD SPRING, a novel, Algonquin Books, January 2002

ACCEPTABLE LOSSES, a novel, SMU Press, December 1997

SHORT FICTION:

“The Time Before the Time It Is Now” – PARAKEET, Spring 2004
“Sleep” – SHADE: An Anthology (Four Way Books), Spring 2004
“Time Flies and We Fly With It” – SALT HILL, Spring 2001
“In Camp” – ALASKA QUARTERLY REVIEW, Winter 2000
“Learning to Dance” – DENVER QUARTERLY, Spring 2000
“Girls” – SALT HILL, Spring 1999
“Rock” – HOME PLANET NEWS, #44, 1999
“Don’t Even Think About Parking Here” – PEARL, Winter 1998
“In Another Language” – ALASKA QUARTERLY REVIEW, Winter 1998
“A Sentence” – ARKANSAS REVIEW, August 1997
“Family Ties” – TURNSTILE, Winter 1995
“Burn County” (excerpt) – BLUELINE, Summer 1992
“Real Life” – SALMON, September 1992
“Hurt Books” – THE UNMADE BED: An Anthology (HarperCollins, 1992)
“Off Balance” – PLAYGIRL, February 1990
“Manny’s Boy” – FOLIO, Spring 1989
“Tornado Alley” – PLAYGIRL, February 1989
“The Smell of Burning” – PLAYGIRL, March 1987
“Cinnamon Toast” – PLAINSWOMAN, May 1986
“Abiding Happiness” – PLAYGIRL, January 1986
“Late” – OTHER VOICES, Winter 1986

Non-Fiction

MARGARET MEAD: A BIOGRAPHY (Chelsea House, NY) 1989

Review of MY EDUCATION, By Susan Choi – thenervousbreakdown.com

Review of HALF AS HAPPY, by Gregory Spatz-tnb.com

Review of BOBCAT & OTHER STORIES, by Rebecca Lee-tnb.com

Review of THIS CLOSE, by Jessica Francis Kane-tnb.com

Review of THE CHINA FACTORY, by Mary Costello-tnb.com

Review of THE RED HOUSE, by Mark Haddon-tnb.com

Review of A DOOR IN THE OCEAN, by David McGlynn-tnb.com

Interview with Meg Wolitzer – thenervousbreakdown.com

Interview with Lois Metzger – thenervousbreakdown.com

“Glad Hall” – themillions.com

“Hot Milk Sponge Cake” – themillions.com

“Thankful for Such Friends” – themillions.com

“When This You See Remember Me” – themillions.com

“Thinking Outside the Box” – themillions.com

“A Memory of War” (review) – FORWARD, April 18, 2003

“For Rabbit With Love and Squalor” (review) – FORWARD, February 2, 2001

“Recreating a Vanished World” (review) – FORWARD, August 18, 2000

“Alternative Medicine: How (and Why) I Got Published by a University Press” – POETS & WRITERS Magazine, November/December 1999

GRANTS & AWARDS:

Finalist – Book of the Year – Foreword Magazine – 2009
Fellowship, Fiction – National Endowment for the Arts, 1996-7
Fellowship, Fiction – New York Foundation for the Arts, 1996-7
Best Books of the Year – New York Public Library, 1997
Annual Fiction Award – FOLIO, 1989
Fellowship – Yaddo, 1989

TEACHING:

Upper School English & Creative Writing, The Spence School, 2006 –
Short Story Workshops – Makor/Steinhardt Center of 92nd Street Y – 2004-2007
Expository Writing – Hunter College – 1991-1993
Creative Writing – New York University – 1989-1991
Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction – 53rd Street YMCA Writing Program – 1988-1992

EDUCATION:

MA Program in Journalism – New York University
BA with Honors in English Literature – Hunter College

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