I grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin which is famous for Harry Houdini, Willem Defoe, and nothing else. After high school, I left for Milwaukee where I went to school for music before realizing I didn’t need to know how to play an augmented G-major triad in the third inversion at eight different locations on the fret board. I eventually graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a BFA in creative writing. Since college, I’ve written a few unpublished novels, gotten some stories published, and realized avocados are the best things in the world. I recently moved to Nashville and am desperately trying to get the hang of saying "y'all."