April's fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in print and online journals in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Germany, and Scotland. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase,” and has held fully funded residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ucross Foundation. Her book publications include Death Is a Side-Effect: Poems (Frog Hollow Press, 2019) and the award-winning story collection, The Poor Children (SFWP, 2015). Her debut novel, Carousel, is forthcoming Spring 2020 with Inanna.
For more than 15 years, April has helped at-risk youth, college students, adult and non-traditional learners explore their passions and aptitudes for creative expression. She is driven by character and voice in oral, print, and digital storytelling. As a facilitator/mentor, she enjoys working with writers at all stages and from all walks of life to help them spark (or revive) boldness within themselves.