My novel-in-stories Horseshoe weaves thirteen tales of guilt, violence, adultery and redemption. Think: Flannery O’Connor’s “Misfit” fiction meets Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. My work has appeared in numerous scholarly and literary publications. that will be published by the indie press Cherokee McGhee.
I grew up in Indiana pretty obsessed with basketball and romantic comedies, especially Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything. When I was in middle school, my buddy “Tank” and I went to Weird Science four nights in a row. After spending four years of mostly sitting on the bench of the Olivet Nazarene University basketball team, I coached the sport for nine years in Indiana and North Carolina. One of my big coaching highlights came down in North Carolina when I was an assistant coach for a team that beat a team Chris Paul played for. That team won the state title. Thanks for the ring boys!
I earned an M.A. in English Education from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and had a life-transforming experience when I participated in the National Writing Project’s summer institute there. I emerged from it full of the desire to write. After that, I went to Milledgeville, Georgia–home of Flannery O’Connor–and earned an MFA in fiction.