Education

Master of Fine Arts. Creative Writing. Arizona State University, 1991.

Bachelor of Fine Arts. General Studies. University of Arizona, 1982.


Employment History

Freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and illustrator (1987-present)

Adjunct Faculty, Phoenix College Creative Writing Program (1995-1998)

Artist-in-Education Program, Arizona Commission on the Arts (1994-1996, 1990-1992)

Director, Scottsdale YMCA Writer's Voice Project (1991-1992)

Editor/Associate Editor/Reporter, Independent Newspapers Inc. (1985-1987)


Honors/Awards

Creative Capital Professional Development Program participant (2006)

Scottsdale Center for the Arts Poetry Commission (2000, 1998)

Arizona Commission on the Arts Poetry Fellowship recipient (1997)

Arizona Commission on the Arts Professional Development Grant recipient (1997, 1989)

Vermont Studio Center Writers Grant recipient (1997)

World's Best Short Short Story Contest finalist (1995, 1994, 1991)

Pushcart Prize special mention (1990)

Mademoiselle's Fiction Writers Contest semifinalist (1989)

Fiction Network Magazine's Fiction Contest winner (1988)


Activities

Member, Local First Arizona (2005-present)

 

Artist in Residence Review Panel, Arizona Commission on the Arts (2006, 2001, 1999)

“Words Over Water” Selection Panel, Tempe Municipal Arts Commission (1999)

Phoenix College Creative Writing Program Advisory Board (1995-1998)

Literature Grants Review Panel, Arizona Commission on the Arts (1993)

 


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