I'm a writer living in the Washington, DC, area. My work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies including The Gettysburg Review, Gargoyle, Writes of Passage: Coming of Age Stories and Memoirs from The Hudson Review, in The Washington Post, and on NPR's "All Things Considered."

For more information, please see the Bio page.

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Selected Works

Fiction
A troubled young married couple has a chance encounter on a road one night.

A young woman struggles with an unplanned pregnancy.

Sexual and racial tensions in a classroom threaten to explode as a young teen faces choices that will haunt her in adulthood. ORDER HERE

Two former lovers meet up after years apart, but their tryst takes an unexpected turn.

A young girl in Thailand is sold into prostitution by her mother.

A man battles neighbors to build his dream house, while his son resists the pull of the family heritage.

A psychologist confuses fantasy and reality as she travels alone for the first time after her divorce.
Humor
Dining out with dietary issues, and Twizzlers. From the Washington Post.

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Whitman School District Boasts Top Scholars and...Entrepreneurs

April 16, 2010

Tags: random curiosities

Aren't we proud.

In today's Washington Post: 'Sexting' probed at Montgomery, Md., middle school.

If you don't want to read the article (and who can blame you?), I'll summarize: Girls text naked pics of themselves to boys.

Often, it ends there, but not this time. In this case, the boys SELL THE PICS to other boys. And in case this doesn't sufficiently alarm you, we're talking about 14-year-olds.

Don't you yearn for the days when a big hicky was an adolescent status symbol?