Hi! I'm Lucy, and I write fiction. Though raised in the suburbs of New Jersey, I have spent most of the past ten years in New York City and Shanghai. My stories explore these and other spaces, with special focus on characters who have a shifting sense of what they call "home."
I recently earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my first novel, WHAT WE WERE PROMISED, is forthcoming from Little, Brown (Hachette Book Group) in 2018. Stories have appeared in journals such as Asia Literary Review, Sixfold, and Ploughshares, where I was fiction winner of the 2015 Emerging Writer's Contest.
When not writing, I'm also an actress. My most recent role was Ginny Yang in UW's staging of Lydia Diamond's SMART PEOPLE. This fall, I'm looking forward to playing Amanda in Forward Theater Company's production of 4000 MILES, showing at the Overture Center for the Arts.
Following this performance, I will be based out of NYC and looking for opportunities to act, write, and teach creative writing. If you know of any, please get in touch! I'll be happy to hear from you.