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I’m a writer based in Cincinnati, sometimes Chicago (for work and play), and perhaps a bit in Mexico (fingers crossed). I hold degrees in math and psychology, work in marketing, and have taught college statistics. Once a week, I teach English as a Second Language to refugees.

For fun (yes, really!), I run and compete in triathlons. I have a rescue Chihuahua with personality issues.

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My poems, essays, and articles have appeared in the Chicago Reader, For a Better World: poems and drawings on peace and justice by Greater Cincinnati artists, In Our Own Words, Fickle Muses, NorthShore magazine, and various other print and online publications.

My dramatic monologue “Antarctica” was chosen as a 2008 Short Grain winner by Grain Magazine, and my essay “Finding Oz” was chosen as the 2007 William Allen Nonfiction contest winner by The Journal at Ohio State. I’ve also received awards from Writer’s Digest, Burning Bush, Pen and Brush, and other arts organizations.

I’ve performed my work at Speak Easy Speak Hard, Printers Row Lit Fest, the Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic contest, Around the Coyote festival in Chicago, and many other venues.

I once wrote in a bio that I walk through forests of physical things that are also spiritual things and they watch me affectionately. It was a quote from Baudelaire. The editors changed it up a bit. Now I don’t feel so bad when they do that to me.