I’m a writer of fiction, poetry, creative personal essays, and most things in-between. I’m a native German who moved to the US in 2006 and never left. I have a background in language and writing instruction, and while my time spent in the TESOL and English M.A. programs at WVU solidified beautiful West Virginia as my US home state, a desire for warmth and open water led me to Houston, Texas, where I currently live with my husband, two cats, and dog.
I am passionately involved in Houston’s literary scene. I’m part of the core team at Writespace, Houston’s grassroots non-profit literary arts center, where I am the programming director of our emerging writers festival Writefest. I also curate, edit, and contribute to Writespace’s blog, host open mics and other events, occasionally lead generative writing and bookbinding workshops.
I also work as a freelance translator of German <> English. I’m a true bilingual speaker and would love to do more literary translation, specifically German > English. Combining my love of translation and my desire to support and collaborate with new writers, I’m always looking for German-language writers of short stories, flash fiction, and prose poetry who, with my help, would like to try their hand at publishing in the English-speaking market. I’d love to be your translator and guide to perfect venues for your work.