Teacher of Writing.
I live, write, and teach in Michigan.
Before fiction, I worked in libraries, pizza joints, and music ensembles.
When not writing, and sometimes when, I teach at Michigan State University. Previously, I taught creative writing at Western Michigan University, where I went to graduate school and was a copy editor with New Issues Poetry & Prose.
I write continuously, and very writingly, upon a short story collection and a novel, both of which are often finished.
My work has won prizes in the Literal Latte Short Short Contest, the Gateway Review’s Speculative Flash Fiction Contest, and the Press 53 Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Contest. My stories have appeared in Fifth Wednesday, J Journal, Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, the Vestal Review, Western Humanities Review, Hobart, and DIAGRAM, among others, and have been finalists with the Puerto del Sol Fiction Contest, The Laurel Review’s Midwestern Fiction Contest, Harpur Palate’s John Gardner Fiction Contest, the Tusculum Review Fiction Contest, Pulp Literature’s Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction, and Passages North’s Neutrino Prize.
For some writing samples and where to find me/them/it, keep looking around here.