I live with my husband and daughter in Tucson, AZ. I like to read and write stories.
My stories have been published in The Del Sol Review and Diagram. I was a finalist in Diagram's first Innovative Fiction Contest.
Too many to name, but some of my absolute favorites (along with my favorite book or story they wrote): Truman Capote (A Christmas Memory), F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby), Joyce Carol Oates (Blonde, Marya: A Life, Three Girls), Tim O'Brien (The Things They Carried), Raymond Carver (Cathedral), Lorrie Moore (Birds of America), Alice Adams (Roses, Rhododendron), Etgar Keret (The Nimrod Flipout), Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore), Alice Elliott Dark (In The Gloaming), Banana Yoshimoto (Goodbye Tsugumi), Jhumpa Lahiri (Interpreter of Maladies, though I also enjoyed Unaccustomed Earth except for the last 3-part thingy), Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge), Carson McCullers (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter), J.D. Salinger (Catcher in the Rye, A Perfect Day for Bananafish) ... lots more.