The Honeyeater was a finalist in the 2014 D.I.V.A. Awards.

Check out my "Stranded on a Desert Island Interview" at .

Midwest Book Review features a review of The Honeyeater in their August 2014 issue at .

A little over a year ago, I began learning Chinese. Today my beginner-Chinese is steadily improving. Wo xihuan zhongwen!

My most recent blog post is on memoirs about China at


My debut collection of poems, Sonnets to the Japim Bird, is scheduled for release in summer 2017. To read a sample of my poetry, visit .

For a synopsis of Sonnets to the Japim Bird, .

Check out my recent interview on poetry and writing at

Read my latest blogposts about two poets and their sonnets. The first poet is a contemporary author; the second, a contemporary of Shakespeare's. Both poets are brilliant and innovative women, separated by nearly five centuries!

Check out the glowing book review of Sonnets to the Japim Bird at or at

My most recent blogpost is about the life of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her classic, Sonnets from the Portuguese.

One of my most recent personal essays is "The Bird's Nest: How I Learned Chinese."

"Bird on Nest" painting by Brenda Szuromi

A free copy of my essay, "My Webutation", is now available in audiobook format at .