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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.
Are Not So Lucky" was accepted for publication in the Fall
2010 issue of Third Coast Literary Review.
- "Splinter" was published in Storyglossia,
- "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
what Silas had to say about it:
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
- "Open Wide" took second place in the Annual Mercantile
Library Short Story Contest.
- 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.
- I was one of 14 artists to be awarded an Al
Smith Fellowship by the Kentucky Arts Council.
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