wordpressheadshotI grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I attended an all-girls’ high school.

I’m the author of the novel Whores on the Hill (Vintage Original). My short stories have appeared in places like Alaska Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train, Blackbird and Mid-American Review.

I also edited the anthology Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings (Anchor Books).

I’ve been awarded a Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts from Richmond Magazine. I’ve taught creative writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. Currently, I’m a staff writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch where I cover arts and entertainment.

I live with my husband and two sons in Richmond, Virginia.



  1. Hi I also go to an All girls High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and found this book very interesting. My school is also on a hill.


  2. I just finished Whores on the Hill in almost one sitting (had to take a break to paddle the James on this fine Sat. morning). I don’t normally email authors, but I loved the book. You captured that crazy, magical, mercurial time perfectly. I am 46, went to a small private school school on the Southside (of Richmond) and dated St. Gertrude’s girls; so the book really took me back. Again, thanks for a great read!

    P.A. Knight


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