top of page



"...we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made: and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker."---J.R.R. Tolkien, on Fairy-Stories​To say I've been a scholar, instructor, and writer for over a decade is to say this: I love stories, grand and small, both the writing and the reading of them.  As a result, writing and literature - and teaching about writing and literature - are at the heart of my identity.  Originally from southern West Virginia, I live and work in Columbus, Ohio and received my Ph.D. from Ohio University in 2010.​(I'm well aware my last name is a doozy.  If you're curious about the pronunciation, it's buh-GAR FRAY-lee.) 


For inquiries, please contact me using the form on the right.  Your name and email are required.  Thanks, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page