Kids think English class isn't relative to their lives - I've spent ten years proving them wrong.
My style is upbeat, fun, and occasionally silly. I like to find ways to make students like English class instead of just enduring it.
Commencement Speaker, Antioch University Los Angeles, June 2007 Selected by graduate cohort and faculty as student commencement speaker. Creative Writing Pedagogy Panel Member, Antioch University Los Angeles, June 2007 “Models for Teaching and Learning in Creative Writing” Student Lecturer Antioch University Los Angeles, June 2007 "Snapshots: The Ins and Outs of Very Short Fiction" Leslie, Stacy (2007). Honorable Mention, Louis Owens Essay Prize for Observing From the Shore: A Critical Overview of Sex and Steinbeck, Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Antioch University
I hope to begin classwork for my PhD in Creative Writing this fall at Georgia State University.