Celebrating the diverse and unique state in which I was raised, I write Texas-set fiction. My current full-lengths include two contemporary women’s fiction titles from Tule Publishing and three south/west Texas coming-of-age novels on submission.
In addition to writing, I have been a full-time professor of English at Blinn College in Texas since 2003. I have had articles published in such magazines as Writer’s Digest, Southern Writers, Texas Town & City, The Daily Yonder, Mature Years, 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.
Ghostwriting projects include a newspaper medical column for a University of Texas Medical Branch rural training track clinic and articles on travel, fashion, and finance for a popular women’s blog. The 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, with my most notable work being research training videos in Questia, the world’s largest online library, and the TeamUP on-demand Faculty Professional Development Portal.
I have also been a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at English composition and technology conferences.