I write. I edit. I ride my bike. Not usually at the same time.
I work with words. I'm a freelance editor and author of The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists, a short reference guide for fiction writers. I have an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, where I was a Rona Jaffe Graduate Creative Writing Fellow in fiction. My writing has appeared in the North American Review, LEON Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, and more, and won an honorable mention in the 2020 CRAFT First Chapters Contest. 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.