For 23 years, I have taught creative writing and literature courses at a number of community colleges and universities throughout the Southwest. And some time ago, I was a Lecturer-Creative Writing for three years at Northern Arizona University, leading fiction workshops at all levels. I loved every minute of that gig. These days, I’m an Adjunct Professor, teaching now and then, and I’m finding more time to write and write and write!

I am grateful for these honors:

An Arizona Commission on the Arts creative writing fellowship, a Best of the Web nominee, published in SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years, 2003-2013 anthology, two-time Best Small Fictions nominee, two-time Best of the Net nominee, a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Bath Flash Fiction Award 2019 Novella-in-Flash highly commended prize, an appearance on the 2019 Wigleaf Top 50 longlist, the position of Contributing Editor for Best Microfiction 2020, and the position of a fiction reader for Little Patuxent Review.

Also, I am grateful to have an abundance of writing published in online and print journals.


A few writers I dig: Charles Baxter, Lisa Biggar, Raymond Carver, Anton Chekhov, Kim Chinquee, Sandra Cisneros, Jim Crace, Stephen Crane, Ann Cummins, John Fante, Kathy Fish, Sherrie Flick, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Bernard MacLaverty, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carson McCullers, 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: Christopher Allen, Vincent Chu, Tommy Dean, Josh Denslow, Jacqueline Doyle, Christopher M. Drew, Steve Edwards, Melissa Goode, Hannah Gordon, Shasta Grant, Claire Hopple, Stephanie Hutton, Christopher James, Peter Jordan, Len Kuntz, Adam Lock, Kim Magowan, Damhnait Monaghan, Wendy Oleson, Meghan Phillips, Michelle Ross, Robert James Russell, Noa Sivan, Sophie van Llewyn, Robert Vaughan, Kara Vernor, Cathy Ulrich, Tara Isabel Zambrano.