An American fiction writer, she actually is known for A Stolen Tongue as well as the Gown Lodger. The second option work was called a fresh York Times Significant Book of the entire year in 2000. She worked well for quite some time at Penguin Books and in addition became the associate to a literary agent. She released her first book, A Stolen Tongue, in 1997. She was a founding person in The Moth, a storytelling collective. She was raised in Hanover Region, Virginia and graduated from the faculty of William & Mary having a level in theatre. She later resolved in NEW YORK. She received the Shirley Jackson Honor for best book.