I'm a writer based in North Carolina with an MFA in fiction from UNC Wilmington. In 2018, I was awarded a Peter Taylor Fellowship for the Kenyon Review's Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers. I've also worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the UNCW film department, a Scholastic Coordinator and instructor for the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, an Academic Dean's Assistant for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's summer programming, and as an English language instructor for Cosmopolitan Lingua school in Budapest, Hungary. In Summer 2019, I'll work as an On-site Director for Duke University's Talent Identification program at Appalachian State University.
I am often particularly fascinated by the settings of stories: the ways they're depicted on the page, the interactions between place and character, and what it means to exist in them--in a world undergoing rampant climate change. In my own writing, I find I'm drawn to the swamps outside my childhood home of New Orleans, Louisiana.
I'm represented by Susan Armstrong of C&W Agency. My first novel, Girl in the Walls, follows ten-year-old Elise as she sneaks back into her childhood home and haunts the family that now lives there.