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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. Teaching every so often, 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, Stephen Crane, Ann Cummins, Charles Dickinson, Kathy Fish, Sherrie Flick, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Bernard MacLaverty, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Flannery O’Connor, Eugene O’Neill, Meg Pokrass, Mary Robison, Moacyr Scliar, Robert Shapard, John Steinbeck, Nathanael West, William Carlos Williams, Tobias Wolff.

More recent writers I’ve found that I dig: Melissa Goode, Hannah Gordon, Shasta Grant, Ashley Hutson, Christopher James, Len Kuntz, Damhnait Monaghan, Michelle Ross, Noa Sivan, Amber Sparks, 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.