Finger is a writer of fiction, both short stories and a novel, as well as of creative nonfiction. Her short story collection Call Me Ahab, winner of the Prairie Schooner Award, was published in the fall of 2009 by the University of Nebraska Press. She has published four other books. Her short fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Discourse, and Ploughshares. She has taught creative writing at the university level as well as workshops in the community. She has also been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Djerassi, Centrum, and Hedgebrook. She lives in Oakland, California.