A Gift of Two, a novel (currently unpublished, approximately 75,000 words)

“A GIFT OF TWO is a daring and perpetually interesting work of speculative fiction that literalizes and explores the repercussions of an impossibility—an individual splitting in two—and what this might say about living in America.  The book vividly evokes a semi-real New York City and the surprising, always persuasive, choices of its memorable protagonist, Catarina." —Zachary Lazar, author of Sway and  I Pity the Poor Immigrant

Runner-up Finalist, 2017 AWP Prize for the Novel
Selected for Mentorship, Tin House Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon (July 2018)

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lonely beasts.
, a short story collection (currently unpublished, approximately 50,000 words)

"Imbued with speculative elements, lonely beasts. tackles themes of alienation in modern life and the human struggle to connect by employing urban landscapes that contain a fantastical edge." — Stillhouse Press

Awards for Collection: 
Finalist, 2017 Many Voices Project Award, New Rivers Press
Finalist, 2016 Mary Roberts Rinehart Fiction Award, Stillhouse Press

Awards for Component Stories:
4x Top-25 Finalist, Glimmer Train's Summer 2017 Fiction Open, Winter 2017 Short Story Award, and Winter 2018 Short Story Award (for I Cannot Help You With This); January/February 2019 Fiction Open (for The Second Time He Left Her)
Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train’s Summer 2017 Fiction Open (for The Valparaísian Tree)
Story of the Month, Bartleby Snopes (July 2016) (for Goat-Hearted)

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Jerry (from Accounting), a novella (published by Amazon.com as a Day One Kindle Single, approximately 20,000 words)

"Jerry (from Accounting) invents its own genre of dystopian corporate noir." — Morgan Parker, author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

"Jerry (from Accounting)
 . . . is the weirdly wonderful story of a guy trapped in a Kafka-like museum of office furniture." —Len Edgerly, host of the Kindle Chronicles podcast.  

Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train's Summer 2016 Fiction Open  


Interview, Writers & Words (Nov. 2018)
Interview, The Kindle Chronicles podcast (Episode 452 — April 1, 2017)
Book Trailer

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Craft Talk Presentation: “Writing Embodied Women,” North American Review Writing Conference, Cedar Falls, Iowa (April 2019)
Fiction Contributor + Mentorship Recipient, Tin House Writers Conference, Portland, Oregon (July 2018)
Fiction Contributor, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Ripton, Vermont (August 2017)


Fiction Reader, Writers & Words, Baltimore, Maryland (November 2018)
Fiction Reader, Inner Loop Reading Series, Washington, DC (August 2017 and March 2018)
Fiction Reader, Arts on Site, New York, NY (April 2017)