About Me

I have written two books of creative nonfiction, Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (University of Nebraska Press, 2010), finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year, and Opa Nobody (University of Nebraska Press, 2008), shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize. I have also written a nonfiction book, The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton (Squint Books, 2016) and a textbook, The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration (Equinox Publications2011). My work has been published in literary journals and magazines including Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Crab Orchard Review, Hotel Amerika, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Washington Post Magazine. I teach in the Department of English at Fairfield University and in the Fairfield Low-Residency MFA Program.

More of my publications here.