Celebrating the diverse and unique state in which I was raised, I write contemporary, Texas-set fiction.
In addition to writing, I have been a full-time professor of English at Blinn College in Texas since 2003 with articles published in such magazines as Writer’s Digest, Southern Writers, Texas Town & City, The Daily Yonder, and Motherly. My work has also appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, The Houston Chronicle, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and The Huntsville Item newspapers and various academic journals such as South Texas Studies, Vending Machine Press, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Burnt Pine , and The International Journal of the Book. My narrative essay “The Siren Call of the Bingo Hall” is part of Course Reader: Rhetorical Modes and The Norton Mix, two college freshman writing textbooks available, respectively, by Cengage Learning and W. W. Norton. The USA Today Happy Ever After, Engaging Minds, Turnitin, and Destination Go blogs carry my work. Professionally, I have authored college writing and teaching curriculum for Bedford/St. Martin’s and Wadsworth/Cengage, including research training videos in Questia, the world’s largest online library. I also present at education and technology conferences and was a 2018 Key West Literary Seminar Teacher Scholarship recipient.
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