Education & Conferences

Degrees

Sierra Nevada University. MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction). January 2017.

Eastern Washington University. MA in English (Literature). June 2013.

Northern Kentucky University. BS in Business (Management). May 1998.

Writing Conferences & Workshops

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference & Book Fair. San Antonio, Texas. 4-7 March 2020.

Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Workshop with Mitchell S. Jackson. Saint Helena, California. Recipient of a Community Housing Grant. 28 July-2 August 2019.

Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference & Book Fair. Portland, Oregon. 27-30 March 2019.

Squaw Valley Writers Workshop in Fiction. Squaw Valley, California. Recipient of the John Hiller Zobel Memorial Scholarship. 8-15 July 2018.

Boulder Generative Workshop with Pam Houston, Lydia Yuknavitch, & Justin Torres. Winner of the Short Short Contest Fellowship. Writing By Writers. Boulder, Colorado. 20-22 April 2018.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference & Book Fair. Tampa, Florida. 7-10 March 2018.

Bread Loaf Sicily, Workshop with Laura van den Berg. Erice, Sicily, Italy. 17-23 September 2017.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference & Book Fair. Washington, D.C. 8-12 February 2017.

Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Workshop with Luis Alberto Urrea. Ripton, Vermont. 10-20 August 2016.

Mont Blanc Writing Workshop with Alan Heathcock. Chamonix, France. 12-24 June 2016.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference & Book Fair. Los Angeles, California. 30 March-2 April, 2016.

Sea Kayaking Writing Adventure with Pam Houston. Writing By Writers. San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, Washington. 12-14 September 2015.