About The Author
A native of northern Kentucky, I spent the ’90s in Memphis before moving to New York. My short stories have appeared in publications like McSweeney’s, One Story, Fence, and the Land-Grant College Review. These and other stories appear in Why They Cried (2010), my debut collection—now available as a Joyland eBook from ECW Press.
My nonfiction and humor pieces have appeared in dozens of publications, including Slate, Salon, Print, Communication Arts, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post.
Professionally, I have worked as an alt-weekly feature writer; as the editor of a Webby-nominated advertising website; as a freelance writer, strategist, and editor; as the director of social media at New York City’s official tourism website; and as the social media editor at The New York Observer. I am currently director of audience development at HarperCollins Publishers.