I love to follow rivers. I grew up along the Mississippi, first in Minnesota and then in western Illinois. College drew me to the Potomac and then teaching brought me to Houston, the Bayou City. I ran along the Wabash while pursuing my MFA at Purdue University and now I live near the Chicago River with my husband and a howling cat named Clementine.

My debut novel, We Speak in Storms, found a home with Philomel Books and will be on sale September 3, 2019. I’m represented by Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary.