These days, I live in Virginia with my husband (and poet extraordinaire) Scott Weaver, daughter Cypress, and dog Sylvia Plath Weaver-Ford. I’m the 2016 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe and a member of the Cherokee Nation.
I've been awarded a 2016 National Artist Fellowship by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, a 2016 Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and a Dobie Paisano Fellowship through the University of Texas and the Texas Institute of Letters. I’m working on Crooked Hallelujah, a collection of linked stories about a mixed-blood Cherokee mother and daughter who move from Eastern Oklahoma’s Indian Country to North Texas to start life anew amidst the oil bust of the 1980s.
I have work published or forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and New Delta Review, among other places. I'm pretty stoked to say that I'm represented by Adam Eaglin at Elyse Cheney Literary Associates.