to craft stories is to give life to characters and ask what it means to be human.


current projects

i’m writing a historical novel set ca. 1750 about a girl who quests to find her brother—and winds up finding herself. set against the backdrop of the seven years’ war, this novel is my m.f.a. thesis.

i’m also working on a collection of short stories that take place in the 21st century. all of my protagonists share two common traits: they’re female and they’re fiercely loyal to a particular fandom. all of them face important questions of what it means to be part of a community.

i’m also working on several standalone short stories, both historical and contemporary. additionally, i’ve been toying with a series of poems inspired by l.m.m.’s “Hamilton: an American musical.”

I have several projects “on the back burner” that I will pick up again once i’m finished with my m.f.a. these include novels, novellas, and short stories.


“I write because I must, because it is like breathing, because it brings to life characters who would otherwise be trapped forever in my head.”

— Margaret mcnellis



books i’ve read in 2018


words i’ve written in 2018


characters i’ve created in 2018


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