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07.20.17 -- Thanks for stopping by! I'm in the process of updating my website. You can always reach me here if you have questions.

2017 - I am honored and thrilled to be among the ten writers selected by Roxanne Gay for The Masters Review Volume VI Anthology.

2013 - I completed my MFA in Creative Writing from the NEOMFA program at Kent State University.

2012 - "Home Repair" took first place in the The Writer Short Story contest.

2012 - "Open Wide" appeared in Rubbertop Review.

2011 - "Milk's About to Sour" appeared in Issue 14 of 34th Parallel.

2009 - "You Are Not So Lucky" was accepted for publication in the Fall 2010 issue of Third Coast Literary Review.

2008 - "Splinter" was published in Storyglossia, Issue 27.

2006 - "In The Jelly Ground" was selected by Silas House as the winner of the Janice Holt Giles Fiction Contest in Arts Across Kentucky magazine. You can find the story here (pdf). Here's what Silas had to say about it:

"After reading IN THE JELLY GROUND, I felt as if I had just read the work of a great undiscovered talent. This is a beautiful story, made up of wonderful layers that the reader keeps peeling back to reveal a beating heart of character and plot. The sense of place is palpable and well-used, the dialogue is always sharp and full of tension, and the characters seem like real, living people to me. I expect big things from this author because this is a great story. When I read the last line of this story, I said 'Wow' aloud. It's that good."

2005 - "Open Wide" took second place in the Annual Mercantile Library Short Story Contest.

2003 - I just returned from a week in Bloomington at the Indiana University Writer's Conference, where I got to meet and study with writers such as Aimee Bender and Clint McCown.

2003 - I was one of 14 artists to be awarded an Al Smith Fellowship by the Kentucky Arts Council.




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