I was born in California’s Mojave Desert and grew up in Oakland. I studied at UC Berkeley, where I was awarded the Eisner Prize for Fiction, and then at UC Davis.
My story, “Barnacles of the Fuzz,” appeared in Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, edited by Cal Morgan. My essay on the American laundromat came out in Snorri Bros.’sLaundromat, an homage in photographs to the laundromats of New York City (powerHouse Books). You can read it when you buy the book, or here on this site.You can also read excerpts from my unpublished novel, Patricide, in Revolver and in Post Road, along with other work inFrequencies, Salon, The Literary Review, The Georgia Review, and BOMB, to name a few. My novel, Made to Break, is forthcoming this March from Two Dollar Radio. For more giggles and kicks, you can read an interview with me here. Like about nine million other writers, I live in Brooklyn.