M.F.A. Creative Writing/Fiction, University of Iowa.
B.A. English, University of Connecticut.
Lay Me Down to Sleep. Novel.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Creative Writing, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2013-Present
Special Payroll Lecturer, English Department, University of Connecticut. 1999-Present
Adjunct Lecturer, Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA. 2012-2013
Visiting Writer, Israel Putnam Elementary School, Meriden, CT. May 2009
Resident Director, Russia Study Abroad Program. 2005-2008
Faculty member, Seven Mountain Writers Conference, Colrain, MA. 2006-2008
Teaching Artist, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Present
Visiting Writer, Connecticut Writing Project, University of Connecticut. 2007-2008
Owner, facilitator, Words on Fire Studio Workshops, Storrs, CT. 2006-Present
Fiction Presenter, Connecticut Writing Project. 2000 – 06
Writer-in-Residence, Pawcatuck Middle School, Pawcatuck, CT. 2004 -06
Writer- in- Residence, Southeast School. Mansfield, CT. 1999
Visiting Lecturer, Continuing Ed. Program, University of Connecticut. 1997-99
Writing Consultant. University of Connecticut’s Institute of Public
Service, School of Education, and Global Education Project. 1998-2000
Visiting Lecturer, Grad. Liberal Studies Program, Wesleyan University. 1993-96
Instructor, University of Hartford. 1994-95
Instructor, Iowa State University. 1990-92
Instructor, Des Moines Area Community College. 1990
Associate News Director, Harvard Law School. 1985-88
Fiction, Creative nonfiction, American literature, Russian literature.
The International Women’s Writing Guild, New York, New York, 2007, 2010-12.
Giving Voice, Creative Nonfiction, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 2007.
Writer’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, 2004, 2005, 2008.
Partial Fellowship, Summer Literary Seminars, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2004.
International Women's Writing Guild, Board of Directors. 2010-Present.
IMPAC-Young Writer’s Awards, Board of Directors, 2006-2012.
IMPAC-Judge, Statewide Poetry Contest, 2006-Present.
“The Stray Dog,” St. Petersburg Review, 2008.
“Our Lady of Sorrows,” Feminist Studies, Vol. 32, Number 2, Summer, 2006.
“Under the Surface of Glass,” The Boston Fiction Annual Review, v.1, issue 1, pgs. 117-132. 2006.
“The Object of Desire,” Carve, Jan., 2005.
“The Painted Lady,” Zone 3, vol. XVIII, Nos. 1&2. 2003.
“The Ancestor’s Voice.” descant, Vol. 41 pgs. 110-118. 2002.
“Useless John.” Vermont Literary Review, Spring, 2002.
"The Law of Gravity." Notre Dame Review, Vol. 9, pgs. 68-77. 2000.
"John Mason's Eye." descant, Vol. 37.2/38.1, pgs. 37-42. 1998.
"Dancing at the Sky Top with Andrea." Hartford Advocate, Jan. 1/1
"Choices." American Short Fiction, Vol. 7, No. 25, pgs. 27-37. 1997.
"Elias Brewster's Resurrection" (story excerpt). Des Moines
Skywalker, June 6, pg.8. 1990.
News Articles and Features (Approximately 30. Representative sample listed.)
"Taking Things Personally: Impressions from Three Women
Writers." The Business Record. Oct. 28-Nov. 3. 1991.
"Harvard Law Students Offer Tax Assistance." Cambridge Chronicle, 3/3. 1988.
"Ethics: Teaching and Practicing Professional Responsibility."
Harvard Law Bulletin. Spring. 1988.
"The Constitution and What to Make of It" and "The Future of the
Federal System." Harvard Magazine. Jan.- Feb. 1988.
Boston Fiction Festival, featured, 2006.
Indiana Review Prize, semi-finalist, 2006.
Raymond Carver Award, short listed, 2004.
Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award, finalist, 2003.
Brenda Ueland Prose Prize, finalist, 2001.
Heekin Group Foundation James Fellowship, final round, 1999.
Dana Award for Novel in Progress, semi-finalist, 1999.
Best American Short Stories, 1998. Mention: 100 Distinguished Stories.
Heekin Group Foundation Tara Fellowship for Short Fiction, semi-finalist, 1998.
Hartford Advocate fiction contest, first prize, 1997.
American Short Fiction fiction contest, second prize, 1996.
Hemingway First Novel Competition, winner, 1995.
Iowa Arts Council Literary Awards Program, finalist, 1990.