• Like Normal People
  • Refund: Stories
  • A Town of Empty Rooms
  • Choice


I’m a novelist and short story writer. My second novel, A Town of Empty Rooms, was published in 2013 by Counterpoint Press and is now available in paperback. I’m also the author of Like Normal People (Houghton Mifflin).  My short story collection, Refund, is forthcoming from Counterpoint in 2015. You can find information  on some of my short stories on my Short Stories page. Some of my nonfiction essays and articles are listed on the Nonfiction page. Readings and Events will be listed on the News page. If you’re a writing student, you might want to look at my On Writing page, where I’ve posted some of the handouts I use in my classes, as well as some insights on becoming a writer.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write me through the Contact page.

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