1. 01. Fighting Words

    I am not the easiest personality. I’m emotional and opinionated. I obsess. I’m the ultimate pessimist. I’m a self-professed, consummate grudge holder.

    But I’m not someone who’s quick to anger–at least, not with anyone outside my family.

    Still, certain topics get a rise out of me. Certain words are fighting words, even when I don’t want them to be. Read more →

  2. 02. Once Removed at The New Short Fiction Series

    This summer I was lucky enough to have excerpts from my short story collection, Once Removed and Other Stories, performed at The Federal Bar as part of The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series. Here are some extremely kind blurbs about my work from Junot Diaz (author of Drown, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and This is How You Lose Her), Bret Anthony Johnston (author of Corpus Christi and Remember Me Like This), Cristina Henriquez (author of Come Together, Fall Apart, The World In Half, and The Book of Unknown Americans), and Rebecca Johns (author of Icebergs and The Countess). Read more →

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