Her first novel, Every Last Secret, won the Malice Domestic Competition and was published by St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books. Her second novel, Every Broken Trust, was a Las Comadres National Latino Book Club selection. Her third novel, Every Hidden Fear, was published by St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne Books May 5, 2014. She has published two books of poetry, Heart’s Migration (2010 Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence) and Skin Hunger. She received the Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award and the Midwest Voices and Visions Award.