When I was a kid, I wanted to be Princess Leia. That led me to acting, which led to playwriting, which has ultimately brought me to writing fiction. (I still write plays, too.)
I grew up in rural Eastern Ontario and spent many years in Canada making theatre before coming to the United States. I have an MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop and was a founding member of Working Group Theatre. My work has been produced in regional theatres across the country. My most recent play, Apples in Winter, won the National New Play Network Smith Prize and the Susan Glaspell Award. Other plays include Atlas of Mud (Kennedy Center National Science Playwriting Award), Out of Bounds (NEFA National Theatre Award with Working Group), and Birth Witches (nominated for the ATCA/Steinburg New Play Award).
My short story, Reasons Not to Have Children, was published on Storybrink and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Beneath the Stairs is my first novel.