I have a PhD in English from the University of Wales, Lampeter and have taught at Southern Oregon University and other colleges in the Pacific Northwest. My short stories have been published in various journals, including Descant, Red Rock Review, Mission at Tenth, Blue Moon Literary Review, Gray Sparrow Journal, Poetica Magazine, Poydras Review, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, JuxtaProse, The Literary Nest, Smoky Blue Literature and Art Magazine, Five on the Fifth, The Opiate, and The Manifest-Station. My stories have been finalists in contests for Folio, Hidden Rivers Press, Homebound Publications, and Glimmer Train. My novel, Lily’s Home Front, was published in 2018. My essays on the author Thomas Hardy have been published in scholarly journals. I live in Portland with my husband, Jeff, and have three grown sons.