I write. I edit. I ride my bike. Not usually at the same time.
I work with words. I'm a freelance editor, book reviewer, community workshop facilitator, and author of The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists, a short reference guide for fiction writers. Most recently, my writing has been a finalist for American Short Fiction's Halifax Ranch Prize, and it has also appeared in the North American Review, Crab Orchard Review, Salon, Oakland Review, The Oregonian, Publishers Weekly, Fodor's guides, and more. I have a B.A. in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Warren Wilson College, where I was a Rona Jaffe Graduate Creative Writing Fellow in fiction. I traveled to Palestine on a 2019 Elizabeth George Foundation grant to help complete my novel. Read my full CV here.
As a writer, Arab American, military spouse, and queer woman, I'm interested in how people define and identify with one another’s differences. Since 2003, I’ve experimented with narratives drawn from my Lebanese Christian background and told them with a fabulist twist. My hard drive contains multitudes.
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