An Athlete (temporarily) interrupted by injuries and illness, I roared back at 50 with my first sprint triathlon Three strokes, inhale on the left, three strokes, inhale on the right. That’s my normal swimming pattern, but I’m not in the pool anymore. Each time I come up for air saltwater fills my nostrils, threatening to sink […]Read More
For many years I taught fiction writing and composition at New York University, Harvard Extension School, Radcliffe Seminars, University of Southern Maine and Armstrong Atlantic State University. In 2004 I moved back to my hometown, Savannah, Georgia–land of Flannery O’Connor, Johnny Mercer and my ancestors, full of ghosts both benevolent and literary–where I live and write surrounded by Spanish moss and memories.
My work has appeared in magazines and journals such as Story, 34th Parallel, Savannah, South, MaineBiz, Canoe & Kayak, Hooked on the Outdoors!, TatlinsTower.com, GlobalGraffMag and Reed. I have written many op-ed columns for the Savannah Morning News. A graduate of New York University’s MFA program in fiction and a twelve-time recipient of fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, I’ve also been a finalist in the following contests: the 2015 Southwest Review’s David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction; the 2014 River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction contest; and the 2002 Sarabande Books Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. My fiction was also a semifinalist in the 2016 WOW! Women On Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest, the 2015 Lascaux Review Prize in Flash Fiction and the 2002 Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Prize in the Novel.