I am a Creative Nonfiction writer, English Professor, and on the side, an Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities. My manuscript, She Lived and the Other Girls Died, a collection of essays about coming of age in 1970s and 1980s mill towns near Boston, can be read in chapters published in Northern New England Review, The Boiler, Split Lip, Prick of the Spindle, Barnstorm, Foliate Oak, BioStories, Gravel Magazine, Anthem Journal, Natural Bridge, Under the Gum Tree, The Flexible Persona, Freerange Nonfiction, and Dirty Chai. One of my pieces, “I Have Come for What Belongs to me” was awarded the 2017 Raven Prize for Creative Nonfiction. I am a fan of Megan Abbott, Maggie Nelson, Elizabeth Hatmaker, Roxane Gay, Meghan O’Rourke, Joanne Beard, and J.K Rowling. I find the act of remembering fascinating, especially when memories are transformed into the written word.