Stuff I’m reading:
Middle-grade novels, R.W. Emerson, The Atlantic, easy vegetarian recipes

MG Novels I like:
Tuck Everlasting
Inside Out & Back Again
Bridge to Terabithia
The Giver

My Favorite Poets At This Moment:
Li-Young Lee
Mary Oliver
Linda Pastan
Martin Espada
Billy Collins
Naomi Shihab Nye

Some journals in which my work has appeared:
North American Review
Concho River Review
Aura Literary Review
Red River Review
South Dakota Review
Oklahoma Review
Bent Pin Quarterly
Sacred Journey
Ilya’s Honey
About Me


I write poems, fiction, and creative non-fiction, meaning that I spend a lot of time sitting at my computer staring off into space, resisting urges to eat Dove dark chocolates.  I took an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and received their Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize.  Over forty literary journals have published my work.

I love teaching my students at Tarrant County College where I help them thrive in the worlds of writing and literature.  Favorite assignment: Make a tattoo for a literary character and explain its significance in 200 words.

Extras: I have skydived once, biked 1300 miles while pregnant, owned a hybrid electric car, and nursed twins.

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