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 about four generations of women in one Cherokee family, will be published by Grove Atlantic in the winter of 2020.
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 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.