Assistant Professor

Degrees and institutions granting the degree

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BA
  • University of Arizona, MFA

Professional Areas of Specialty:

  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction Writing

Courses regularly taught:

  • Fiction Writing, Twentieth Century Fiction

Selected publications and/or projects:

  • “The Swan Gondola” (a novel, forthcoming in 2014 from Riverhead/Penguin)
  • “The Coffins of Little Hope” (a novel, Unbridled Books, 2011)
  • “Devils in the Sugar Shop” (a novel, Unbridled Books, 2007)
  • “The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God” (a novel, Unbridled Books, 2005)
  • “The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters” (a novel, Blue Hen/Penguin, 2002)


Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers, New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Book Sense pick, Nebraska Book Award, Henfield/Transatlantic Review Award, Mary Roberts Rinehart Award.

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