I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. My family divided their time between Little Rock and Eureka Springs, a small town in the Ozark Mountains. I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis.

Currently, I live in an Oklahoma college town with my husband and our two young sons. The Possessions is my first novel. My shorter work has appeared in The Guardian, LitHub, Storyglossia and Tammy.