I was born in Wiesbaden, Germany to Foreign Service parents. Since then, I’ve lived in Gaborone (Botswana), Paramaribo (Surinam), Tunis (Tunisia), and all over the United States. For most of my adult life, I’ve lived in New Orleans, and my city expresses itself over and over through my fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. I graduated from The University of New Orleans, and for five years, I MCed and co-produced a popular literary readings series called Dogfish. I’ve worked as a short order cook, a nonprofit fundraiser, a teacher of both adults and children, an actor, and a stand-up comic.