I am a writer and an award-winning teacher living in Long Beach, California. My work has been published or is forthcoming in The Rattling Wall, Sliver of Stone Magazine, Tigertail: A South Florida Poetry Annual, LA Weekly, OC Weekly, and The Miami New Times. I am a graduate of the MFA Program at Florida International University, and I grew up in Clinton, Massachusetts. Since I turned seventeen, I have lived in Central and West Florida, Detroit, Miami, Brittany, Prague, and Southern California. I've been busy trying to live a life worth writing about.