Story Collection Shortlisted

My story collection, Your Nightmare, is on the short list for the 2019 Santa Fe Writers Project Book Award. I’m really honored, even more so because Carmen Maria Machado is the final judge.

forthcoming Work

Next spring, the first chapter of my novel manuscript Shake This Noose will appear in Louisiana Literature, the literary journal from Southeastern Louisiana University. Also next spring, an essay of mine called “Smoky Water Elegy” will appear in J Journal from CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. That essay is about a steel truss bridge in southern Mississippi where six black people were lynched in 1918 and 1942.

Essay about running

“Love Running,” an essay of mine about heartache and marathon training appears in the March 2019 issue of The Sun. Andrew Snee and the other editors at The Sun helped a great deal in bringing this essay to life.


"Escape Velocity," a chapter from my novel manuscript, appears in the 2018 issue of descant, the literary journal hosted by Texas Christian University.