I’m a fiction writer who likes to mix it up occasionally with a little poetry and nonfiction. My latest story, “Or Best Offer,” was a finalist for the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award and appears in Arroyo Literary Review, Spring, 2013. An earlier piece, “Wings Raised Up,” won the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Prize and was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Other stories, poems, and essays have been published in Midway Journal, Farallon Review, Stone’s Throw Magazine, Dogwood Journal, The Express, and elsewhere. During my MFA program at University of San Francisco, I was nominated for Best New American Voices (Mariner Books). I’ve taught writing at UC Berkeley since 2007 and live just south of campus with my husband and son.