Hometown: Bloomingdale, Illinois
B.A., University of Illinois, 1997
Chapter Career Award, National Society of Arts and Letters (Bloomington chapter), 2004. Guy Lemmon Public Writing Award (Commercial/Professional Writing division), co-winner, 2004. Josephine Piercy Memorial Award and John McCluskey, Jr. Merit Award, National Society for Arts and Letters (Bloomington chapter), 2003. Assistant Director, Indiana University Writers' Conference, 2003-2004. Fiction Reader, Indiana Review, 2001-2004. Honorable Mention, River Oak Review Short Story Contest, 2000.