My collection of stories Eggs for Young America was awarded the Bakeless Prize and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.  

My short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in publications ranging from Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards to Madridnofrills.com. I’ve also been a Dobie-Paisano and Hambidge Center Fellow and have held residencies at the MacDowell Colony,  Yaddo, and the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.  

I was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Athens, Georgia. Although much of my life has been spent shuttling back and forth between Texas and the deep(er) South, I now find myself living in Madrid, Spain with my husband and daughters.