I was born and raised in Louisiana. I have worked as a drywall hanger, a draftsman, and a press operator in a flag-printing factory.I now teach at Southeastern Louisiana University, where I also serve as assistant editor for Louisiana Literature. In 2003,I won the D Vickers Award for creative writing, and my work has been frequently recognized by the William Faulkner Society in New Orleans. I live with my wife, Lucy, our daughter, Lily, and our son, Levi. I am currently at work on my second novel.
“Luscious.” The Double Dealer Redux. The William Faulkner Society (forthcoming). Web.
The Pugilist's Wife. Huntsville, TX: Texas Review Press, 2011.
"The Duck Hunters." Word and Image: An Invitation to Writers. Ed. Jeff Wiemelt, Natasha Whitton, and Jayetta Slawson. Boston: Pearson, 2010. 964-967.
"Jacob's Story." The Southwestern Review (2008): 37-44.
Selected Other Professional Activities and Achievements:
Winner of the 2010 George Garrett Fiction Prize, Texas Review Press, 2010.
Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Award, Poetry 2005.
D Vickers Award for creative writing, 2003.