A little about me:

I grew up in a small town in central Texas. Seguin rests at the bottom of a green valley, and there’s a river running right through the middle of it. I live in Austin now, about an hour away, where I teach high school English and play in a queer, middle-aged, bluegrass band called Brand New Key.

I got a degree in English from UT Austin in 1998, and then moved to Decatur, Georgia, to make my fortune as a songwriter and bookseller. I played a lot of shows, hiked a lot of trails, and smoked a lot of cigarettes with my lovely friends. Year four,  I found myself working IT for BellSouth, looking forward to the daily Greek lunch specials on the ground floor of a skyscaper in downtown Atlanta.  I also discovered I wasn’t exactly a girl anymore, if ever.

I moved back to Texas and pursued an MFA in Creative Writing at Texas State in San Marcos. I studied with terrific writers like Debra Monroe, Tim O’Brien, and Dagoberto Gilb, and met some of the best writers and friends of my life.

Over the past decade, I’ve slowly transitioned into a queer, nonbinary writer and teacher: someone I never thought could even exist. My partner Bianca and I share our home with two sons, almost grown, and a very good dog named James.