2019 “Hybrid Vigor” named a notable story in 2019’s Best American Short Stories

2019 Plimpton Prize for “Hybrid Vigor,” published in The Paris Review’s Winter 2018 issue

2019 Everett Southwest Literary Award

2018 Sustainable Arts Foundation Award Finalist

2018 Peden Prize for the best story published in the Missouri Review in 2017

2018 Bread Loaf Katharine Bakeless Nason Award Winner in Fiction

2017 Gell Residency for Writers with Young Children Award Winner 

2016 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation's National Artist Fellow 

2016 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at School for Advanced Research

2016 Elizabeth George Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Recipient

2012-2013 Dobie Paisano Fellow – sponsored by the Graduate School at the University of Texas and the Texas Institute of Letters

2012 Voted a “Favorite Professor” by College of Western Idaho student newspaper <3 <3 <3

2006 George Mason University Narrative Thesis Fellow

out and about

Profile in SAR Now

Plimpton Prize Announcement

Interview in The Missouri Review

Interview in the Cherokee Phoenix

Interview with Michael Noll of Read to Write Stories

"How to Avoid the Mirror in Character Descriptions," Craft Exercise Based on "You Will Miss Me When I Burn"

Interview with Michael Noll of Read to Write Stories

"How to Describe a Character," Craft Exercise Based on "Walking Stick" 

A Huffington Post Craft Feature that includes "Walking Stick"