I'm honored to receive the 2016 Indiana Review Fiction Prize for my short story "Nothing Before Something." Judge Aimee Bender (oh, how I love her work!) says "[the story] kept pulling me to it, pulling me in...A lot of this is that elusive thing–voice. The author clearly knows how to make sentences that are unique, but that distinctiveness is all in the service of giving us a person, this Sheila, in a moment of her life, driven toward Tim as she negotiates the world of suffering—her own, and that of others, too. Basically, I just read along happily and I would’ve happily read more...readers are in for a real treat." "Nothing Before Something" will be published in the Winter 2017 issue of The Indiana Review