Her work has appeared in Hypertext and Story Club Magazines, among others. She founded the Chicago Writers Conference, and has been named to New City's Lit 50 List three times since 2013. An avid presenter, she speaks at conferences nationwide. As a storyteller, she shares her essays at Live Lit events in Chicago. She loves Scrabble, CHIRP Radio, and good bourbon. She prefers the salutation "Ms." as she is not a "Mrs."