My fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction explore themes of healing, the body, and gender, usually in surreal or speculative contexts. I serve as Fiction Editor at Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks, and I am co-editor, with Liana Holmberg, of the anthology Writing That Risks: New Work from Beyond the Mainstream, published July, 2013 by Red Bridge Press, where I am a founding editor. I hold a B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Bard College and an M.A. in English Literature from the Université Bordeaux Montaigne, where my thesis explored the intersection of literature and medicine. I spent seven years teaching English and singing in bands in Bordeaux, France. Now based in San Francisco, I work as an editor and writing coach, helping people find their voices and tell their stories. In my free time, I sing in the a cappella group Conspiracy of Venus and practice tai chi.