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  • “Boone” forthcoming in Fiction
  • “Curing” in Witness Spring 2018
  • The Fairchild” published in Bull: Men’s Fiction June 2017
  • “Winterkill” published in SAND Berlin’s English literary journal Spring 2017
  • “Fields” in The Hopper July 2016
  • “Grounded” in Gray’s Sporting Journal August 2015
  • The Wing Stand” in JuxtaProse August 2015
  • The Resurrections” published in Summer 2014
  • Humdinger” published in Shenandoah February/March 2014, Co-winner of The Shenandoah Fiction Prize and Nominated for a Pushcart Prize
  • Good, Gone” published in Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment Spring 2013, Finalist for 2013 Best of the Net Anthology
  • Black Bear” published in Hunger Mountain Fall 2011, Nominated for Pushcart Prize and New Stories from the Midwest
  • Bonespublished in Gray’s Sporting Journal December 2010
  • Raccoons” Flash fiction from my novel-in-progress selected by miniStories November 2009
  • His Dog” published as the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award Winner December 2008 and in Printers Row April 2012
  • “Turtle Soup” Crab Orchard Review Fall 2007
  • “Skull” published in Minnesota Monthly as a Tamarack Award Finalist March 2006
  • Jaw” Whistling Shade Winter 2005


  • “Roosting” First Place winner in the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South essay contest.
  • Finding and Keeping Creative Success” on The Writer’s Block October 2014
  • “The Education of Fishing” in Gray’s Sporting Journal July 2012
  • “The Philadelphias” in Philadelphia Reflections: Memories of the Keystone State published by The History Press
  • “Drafting” Second place in national contest sponsored by Thomson Press
  • “Eleven Great Guide Tips” September 2006
  • Nostalgia” Whistling Shade 2005

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