These days, I live in Virginia with my husband (and poet extraordinaire) Scott Weaver, daughter Cypress, and dog Sylvia Plath Weaver-Ford. Crooked Hallelujah, my novel-in-stories about four generations of women in one Cherokee family, will be published by Grove Atlantic in 2020.
“Hybrid Vigor,” a story from Crooked Hallelujah, won The Paris Review’s 2019 Plimpton Prize, and the manuscript for Crooked Hallelujah won the University of Central Oklahoma’s 2019 Everett Southwest Literary Award. I've been awarded a National Artist Fellowship by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, an Elizabeth George Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and a Katharine Bakeless Nason Award in Fiction by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. In 2016, I served as the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. I received an MFA from George Mason University.
I have work published or forthcoming in The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Missouri Review, and Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, among other places. I'm a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and I'm pretty stoked to say that I'm represented by Adam Eaglin at The Cheney Agency.