I’m an assistant professor of English at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. My essays and stories have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Ecotone, Zone 3, 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 Ph.D 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. I’m married to the writer Matt Kirkpatrick and we live in southeastern Michigan where we ride bikes and hang out in parks and spend a lot of time with our dogs and a small human who wants, more than anything, to be a cat.