These days, I live in Virginia with my husband (and poet extraordinaire) Scott Weaver, daughter Cypress, and dog Sylvia Plath Weaver-Ford. I was the 2016 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe.
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. I’m working on Crooked Hallelujah, a novel-in-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 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.