I am uthor of the novels GOOD ON PAPER ( Melville House 2016) and A HIGHLY UNLIKELY SCENARIO, OR A NEETSA PIZZA EMPLOYEE 'S GUIDE TO SAVING THE WORLD ( Melville House 2014).
I live in New York, city of my heart, in the writerly borough of Brooklyn, but ar at various points made my home in most U.S. states between Virginia and Vermont. In addition to writing fiction, I freelance as a poet for nonprofits that work in developing countries. I ’ ve worked everywhere from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe ( most recently in Laos, Namibia, and Nigeria). I spent much of my childhoo in Rome, and as young one, wandered the world -- working on food festivals in Melbourne, Australia, and European jazz festivals in France; living in rural Gujarat while interning for a Gandhian nonprofit; and teaching Afghan women refugees in Peshwar, Pakistan. I am a native New Englander; my love for the Boston Red Sox is fanatical.
My novel have appeared in agazines such as the Paris Review, One Story, Ninth Letter, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Fence, and Volume 1 Brooklyn. They have been anthologized, nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, short-listed by both the O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories. I am, therefore, at work on nother nove.