Selected Works

Lock & Load: Armed Fiction explores guns as objects and metaphors in contemporary literary fiction
Broad River Review, honorable mention, Ron Rash prize
NDQ (North Dakota Quarterly)
Winner, Cville fiction prize
Museums strive for financial stability
Two Richmond, Va., Civil War museums merge.
Anthology of American Writing on Guns
The University of New Mexico Press, fall 2017: Lock & Load hits the mark.

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Teaching & Outreach

Take a class! Here's what student-colleagues say about working with me:

Very dedicated, accessible and knowledgeable instructor. BettyJoyce gave us a lot of useful tools. Content was useful for reading a variety of fiction and playing with many different prompts.

Great-approachable, widely read, useful feedback, very quick to answer emails and sent a lot of content between classes as well.

She had lots of examples, references, tips. Nice balance of reading and writing.

She’s wonderful! Knowledgeable and supportive. No recommendations for improving—she’s ideal!

Very well prepared.

WriterHouse, Charlottesville, VA

WriterHouse, Charlottesville, VA.: Firearms in Fiction, Effective Dialogue, Writing/​Revising Short Fiction, Writing about Sex.

Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail, Charlottesville, VA: essays, G.E.D., fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction.

The Peter Paul Development Center, the Church Hill neighborhood, Richmond, VA.: Poetry

Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA.: Fiction.

The University of Richmond, Richmond, VA: Feature writing.

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA: Mass communications lab.