“It is dangerous and illegal to walk on the highway.”
—Quote from the Michigan driver’s ed manual 
I grew up in Detroit, Motor City, and so my delight in carless transportation has always seemed a bit perverse. But anybody who is a writer knows the feeling. What we do might not be dangerous or illegal, but it can sometimes look a little crazy from the outside.

Publications

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Interview with Virginia Pye

Conversation with the author of River of Dust featured in Fiction Writers Review, January 9, 2014
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Interview with Artis Henderson

Interview with the author of The Unremarried Widow, featured in The Nervous Breakdown, December 30, 2013
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Half

Short story featured in Summer 2013 issue of Pleiades. Winner of the 2014 Kinder Prize awarded by Pleiades.
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Tattoo Titans, Mirror Neurons, and Intergenerational Empathy

A personal essay featured in The Nervous Breakdown, June 5, 2014
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Detroit, 1974

Featured in Narrative Magazine, August 2012
Getting Away with It View publication

Getting Away with It

Featured in The Nervous Breakdown, January 6, 2012

A personal essay about making time for love and art, even when you’re a mother.

To Paris with Love and Red Cowboy Boots View publication

To Paris with Love and Red Cowboy Boots

Featured in The Nervous Breakdown, November 8, 2011

A personal essay about realizing how American I am when I first leave the country.

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Early

Featured in The Nervous Breakdown, September 28, 2011
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Another September 11 Ritual: Part Fact, Part Fiction

Featured in The Nervous Breakdown, September 11, 201
Revenge of the Prey: How a Deer Killed My Dad View publication

Revenge of the Prey: How a Deer Killed My Dad

Featured in The Rumpus, June 16, 2011

A personal essay about my father

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