earned an M. F. A. in Creative Writing from Florida International University in 2001. She's an adjunct professor
of English at St. Thomas University.
Her short fiction, reviews, and poetry appear in The Rome Daily American; The Chrysalis Reader;
Whiskey Island; Gulf Stream Magazine; Grain; Voices in Italian Americana; Vox; Chiron Review; Driftwood;
Irrepressible Appetites (anthology); and online in Roads Literary Magazine (Window and Silence issues),
Night Train Magazine, and GULFSTREAM!NG (a translation).She is fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Two excerpts from her novel-in-progress, The Secret Language of Women, appear in
Dimsum: Asia's Literary Journal and Driftwood.
Her debut collection of poetry, Cooking Lessons was published in June, 2007 by Rock Press.
The publisher has submitted her book for a Pulitzer Prize.