CJ 's fiction has appeared in Tin House, Narrative Magazine, TriQuarterly, Esquire, Third Coast, The L Magazine, The Brooklyn Review, The Laurel Review, SLICE, and The Kenyon Review.
She is the 2010 recipient of McSweeney's Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, the winner of the 2012 Jaimy Gordon Prize in Fiction, Winner of Narrative's Fall 2014 Short Story Prize, and the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize for Sudden Fiction. She was also a finalist in Esquire's Short Short Fiction Competition and shortlisted for the UK's Bridport Prize.
Her debut novel, THE FROM-AWAYS, a story of family, friendship, love & lobsters set in small-town Maine, is published by William Morrow.
Though ever and always a New-Englander in her heart, CJ currently lives in a little white house, beneath a very mossy oak, in Tallahassee, Florida, where she teaches at The Florida State University.