I began my journey in editorial work as a masters degree student at West Virginia University, but I really started to focus on that path when I began working for Prairie Schooner. I did an internship at the University of Nebraska Press before finishing my PhD and heading to the far north to work as an acquisitions editor at the University of Alaska Press. From there, I headed back down to the Lower 48 and the University of Illinois Press, where I was also an acquisitions editor.
Over the better part of twenty years, I’ve worked on literary work, trade titles, and scholarly books (including many dissertation-to-book projects).
I am also the co-editor of The Prairie Schooner Book Prize: Tenth Anniversary Reader (with Marianne Kunkel) and the author of Bone Willows. My poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and scholarly work has appeared in many journals.