I’m an assistant professor of English at Salisbury University on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. My essays and stories have appeared in Conjunctions, West Branch, Indiana Review, Barrelhouse, Utne Reader, Iowa Review, Everyday Genius, Tarpaulin Sky and other tasty places and my story collection, Anatomies, was published by Aforementioned Productions in June 2015. I have an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Creative Writing PhD from the University of Utah. In my past life, I worked in commercial publishing at Penguin and Avalon Books, where I acquired and edited YA, romance, mysteries, and Westerns. Married to the writer Matt Kirkpatrick. Iowa twang & dirt.