I am a professor, a writer, and a lifelong learner. I'm a doctoral student at Murray State University and an MFA instructor with Southern New Hampshire University. 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 books with Sapphire Books Publishing, including two Rainbow Award winners. My self-published book, Coyote Ate the Stars, won first place in fantasy in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
I've been enjoying the flash fiction scene with a recent first place win in the Flash Fiction Festival technical challenge, a first place win in the Wine Country Writer's Festival fiction contest, first place in Off-Topic publishing fiction contest, shortlists for Bath Flash Fiction and National Flash Fiction contest, finalist in the Ekphrastic Review Blue contest, a first place win in the Globe Soup Microfiction Contest, Honorable Mention in the Word on the Lake Contest, 2022, and publication on Reflex Fiction, Visual Verse, and more. One of my stories was nominated for Best Microfiction of 2021.
My novella-in-flash, The Clothes Make the Man, is due out in winter of 2022 through AdHoc fiction.
In 2019, I became a legal Canadian resident and moved to British Columbia with my wife, our geriatric dog, and old aptly named cat, Lordo Gordo. We lost Brutus, our gentle old man dog back in October and we still miss him every day. Gordo, however, is enjoying being an only child.
I am currently working on a queer Shakespeare retelling, a how-to-write-flash book with my writing partner, Kimberly Cooper Griffin, and my third novella-in-flash.
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