Published Works

Books

  • Neil and Other Stories, Whiskey Tit Books, March 2018
  • Pick How You Will Revise a Memory, Robocup Press, November 2016
  • The Adventures of Jesus Christ, Boy Detective, Pelekinesis, July 2016
  • The Bones of Us (with Adam Scott Mazer), YesYes Books, February 2014
  • Dodging Traffic, Ampersand Books, October 2009

Poems

  • “A Love Poem As Directed By The Coen Brothers”, The Breakwater Review, Spring 2015
  • “A Love Poem As Directed By John Woo”, “A Love Poem As Directed By Nicholas Winding Refn”, “A Love Poem As Directed By Louis C.K.,” Hobart (Online), January 2015
  • “Yelp Review – Space Needle,” “Yelp Review – Eye Spy”, “Yelp Review – McDonalds, Curry Ford Road”, “Yelp Review – The Kama Sutra”, “Yelp Review – The Edge”, Spork Press, October 2014
  • “A Love Poem As Directed By Michael Bay,” Matter Press, June 2014
  • “A Love Poem As Directed By David Lynch,” The Thing Itself Literary Magazine, Spring 2014
  • “The Hands Strike Five”, Harpur Palate, Winter/Spring 2013
  • “There’s A Fire, Sale,” SPC Tule Review, Fall 2013
  • “Runaway Train,” The Understanding Between Foxes and Light, Great Weather For Media, 2013
  • “Living on Coffee and Flowers”, Prairie Schooner, Fall 2012
  • “Interior Decorating”, Bluestem Magazine, Spring 2012
  • “Why The Minotaur Remained A Virgin”, RE:TELLING – An Anthology of Borrowed Premises, Stolen Settings, Purloined Plots, and Appropriated Characters, Ampersand Books, 2010
  • “The Kama Sutra of the First Day of School”. The Emerson Review, 2010
  • “Hussy” and “Daily Chores”, The Queen City Review, Fall 2009
  • “How Esmeralda Estrus Got Her Revenge,” PANK, August 2009
  • “Cold War”, Dash Literary Journal, Spring 2009
  • “Dresden” Suisun Valley Review, Spring 2009
  • “Stellar,” Welter, Spring 2009
  • “Tailor Made,” Word Riot, October 2008

Fiction

  • “The Paint”, SAND Journal, Spring 2017
  • “Before and After”, KYSO Flash, March 2017
  • “Halflight, Jackknife”, NANO Fiction, January 2017
  • “DIY”, Welter, November 2016
  • “American Zoology,” Matchbook Literary Journal, May 2016
  • “Brick by Brick”, Jellyfish Review, January 2016
  • “Huffy”, Gravel, November 2015
  • “ACH”, Corium Magazine, Fall 2015
  • “Kyle,” Matchbook Literary Journal, July 2015

Creative Non-Fiction

  • “Knievel”, Gigantic Sequins, January 2016
  • “Reflections”, Monkeybicycle, December 2011

Degrees

MFA, Writing, Lindenwood University, 2016
Thesis: Neil & Other Stories, a collection of flash fiction
Advisor: Beth Mead

B.A., University of Central Florida, 2001
Major: Creative Writing

Literary Working Experience

Organizational

2011 – present: Creator and Executive Producer, There Will Be Words, Orlando, FL

  • Named “Best Revival of Live Storytelling” by the Orlando Weekly in 2011.
  • Named Best Reading Series by the Orlando Weekly Best of Poll in 2013 and 2015.

2001 – 2011: Founder and Slammaster, Broken Speech Poetry Slam

  • Produced weekly poetry slams during the semester at UCF from 2001-2002
  • Produced weekly poetry slams at Guinevere’s in Downtown Orlando from 2002-2003
  • Produced weekly poetry slams at Stardust Video & Coffee from 2003-2011
  • Organized fundraisers for teams representing the city at the National Poetry Slam from 2002- 2010
  • Recognized by Mayor Glenda Hood for contributions in 2002

Editorial

2017 – current: Contributing Editor, New Flash Fiction Review

  • Streamlined submissions archive, provide any additional editorial requirements on an as needed basis.

2012 – 2013: Web Editor, Monkeybicycle

  • Reviewed submissions for web content, worked with publisher to publish accepted content

2010 – 2012: Interviews Editor, PANK Magazine

  • Interviewed contributors for the monthly online component

Selected Awards

  • Longlisted in The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions for “Brick by Brick” and “American Zoology”, 2017
  • Selected in The Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions for “Kyle”, 2016
  • Winner of Orlando Weekly’s Best Literary Reading Series for There Will Be Words, 2013 and 2015
  • Winner of Five [Quarterly] fiction e-chapbook contest winner for Neil, 2015