Hello and welcome to my small corner of the Internet. I am a writer from New Mexico now living in New York. I cover culture, books, travel, French, philosophy, spirituality, art, art history and oddities. I have profiled scientists, collectors, acrobats, musicians, activists, Buddhist monks and museum curators. I am available to write for you.
My essays and journalism have appeared in The Huffington Post, Guernica, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Mask Magazine, Downtown Magazine NYC, The Tulane Review, The Daily Texan, fields and Opium Magazine. I am a recipient of a scholarship from Electric Literature, and my creative nonfiction essay, "Love Letter to Virginia Woolf," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for 2018. My essay, "Everything Presses In," was a finalist at the Blue Mesa Review nonfiction contest, judged by Rigoberto González in 2017. I hold a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from the American University of Paris.
I am also working on a novel. I am pitching the book as a mash-up of Jitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins) and Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin). The story follows two young women on a road trip through the south of France. Their relationships play out against a backdrop of anti-Arab riots and post-9/11 political darkness, and there are elements of magical realism. Ask me about it.
Here is a collection of phrases by Clarice Lispector that I like: