Whitney's fiction appears in Ninth Letter, Grist, The Pinch, Lumina, New Limestone Review, Pamplemousse, The Gateway Review, and Shirley Magazine and is forthcoming in The Southeast Review, Moon City Review, The Laurel Review, Quarter After Eight, Raleigh Review, and Solidago Journal.
Her stories have earned nods, among them: Pushcart Prize nominations for “Daddy-o,” “The Pupil,” and “The Entertainer,” a PEN/Robert J. Dau Prize nomination for "Daddy-o," an Honorable Mention from Glimmer Train for "The Nest," and Editor's Choice from The Gateway Review for "Big Bad."
Whitney's humor can be found on various sites, including Salon, Huffington Post, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Weeklings, where she served as a contributing editor, and The Big Jewel, where she sits on the editorial board.
Her past gigs in the literary world include: office manager for The Sun Magazine, reader for The Carolina Quarterly, and book reviewer for Barnes and Noble's B&N Reads. She holds an MFA from Spalding University and lives in Kentucky with her husband and sons.