About Me

cmheadshotI received my MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2015.

I write short stories and novels about teenagers Going Through Things. My work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received special mention in the Katherine Paterson Prize. You can find my published short stories in the writing tab.

I’ve enjoyed copy editing work in academic, literary, and marketing settings. Almost nothing fulfills me more than taking a creator’s work and elevating the content to the best it can be (and correcting serial comma usage). You can find my rates and sample work in the editing tab.


When not writing or editing, I enjoy reading murder mysteries, experimenting with makeup, watching the Texas Rangers lose baseball games, getting too emotionally invested in TV shows, and spending time with my hound mix, Lily.