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For over 18 years, I have taught creative writing and literature courses at a number of community colleges and universities throughout Arizona. And some time ago, I was a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University for three years, leading fiction workshops at all levels. I loved every minute of that gig. Now I’m an adjunct professor in arts & sciences at Ottawa University. Teaching now and then, I’m finding more time to write and write and write!

A few writers I dig: Charles Baxter, Lisa Biggar, Richard Brautigan, Raymond Carver, Anton Chekhov, Kim Chinquee, Sandra Cisneros, Jim Crace, Stephen Crane, Ann Cummins, Kathy Fish, Sherrie Flick, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Bernard MacLaverty, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor, Eugene O’Neill, Meg Pokrass, Mary Robison, Moacyr Scliar, John Steinbeck, Nathanael West, William Carlos Williams, Tobias Wolff, Richard Yates.

More recent writers I’ve found that I dig: Barlow Adams, Christopher Allen, Vincent Chu, Tommy Dean, Jacqueline Doyle, Melissa Goode, Hannah Gordon, Shasta Grant, Claire Hopple, Ashley Hutson, Stephanie Hutton, Christopher James, Len Kuntz, Damhnait Monaghan, Wendy Oleson, Meghan Phillips, Michelle Ross, Noa Sivan, Amber Sparks, Sophie van Llewyn, Robert Vaughan, Kara Vernor, Cathy Ulrich.

I am grateful to be a recipient of an Arizona Commission on the Arts creative writing fellowship, a Best of the Web nominee, and a fiction reader for Little Patuxent Review.

Also, I’m grateful to have over 50 stories published in online and print journals.

Check out a few of my stories here and here.