I am a professor, a writer, and a lifelong learner. I recently completed my doctor of English pedagogy from Murray State University and I teach college English, creative writing, and early British Literature. I've run the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Writing Academy since 2015 and served as the Director of Education for several years.
Under my former name, I published several novels with Sapphire Books Publishing, including two rainbow award winners. My recent novella-in-flash, The Clothes Make the Man was released through Ad Hoc Fiction. I have two forthcoming flash fiction collections through Off Topic Publishing. I'm currently working on an epistolary novel and a collaborative speculative novel with a friend and colleague.
I've also published a how-to book for beginning novelists, along with several YouTube videos on the topic in a collaborative effort with my friend and colleague, Kimberly Cooper Griffin. We're currently working on a flash fiction how-to book . Kimberly and I also run Page One Coaches, a service to help writers in all stages of their careers.
I'm a U.S. transplant to Canada and after years as a permanent resident, I just had my citizenship ceremony. I am now an official Canadian! (And yes, I cried during my ceremony.) I live in beautiful British Columbia with my wife and our cat, Lord Gordo.
Updated: I'm so sad to report that Lord Gordo the Magnificent died on September 15th, 2023. He is deeply loved and will be forever missed.