I've taught writing at the university level since 2000. To date I've published four books, with two more on the way. These books include Prose. Poems. a Novel., The Book of Freaks, I Was a Fat Drunk Catholic School Insomniac, Last Mass, and the forthcoming novels The Lake and The Fat Kid. My writing has appeared in over a hundred national and international periodical publications, among them Clackamas Literary Review, PANK, and The Nervous Breakdown. Over the years, I've given many interviews about my writing and teaching. If you're interested, you can learn more here.
Since then I have taken on a number of private clients for editorial services. I help writers develop their ideas and books—everything from the short story, or nonfiction vignette, to the novel, story collection, and book-length nonfiction.
I've taught at colleges and universities such as the University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, Georgia State University, and Georgia Perimeter College. While at these institutions, I've worked as an editor, first for my undergrad literary periodical, UNR's Brushfire. I went on to found Georgia State's journal New South. Upon finishing my doctorate, I worked as an editor and book designer for C&R Press, and I have done some freelance editing and designing for the Good Book Developers.
I am a writer and a college professor living in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. I have a PhD. in English from Georgia State University, and an MA and a BA in English from the University of Nevada, Reno. I also have a BA in Political Science from UNR.
My dad worked at Dick Bruhn, A Man's Store on California's Central Coast, in Carmel by-the-sea and in Salinas and Watsonville. He currently works for Patrick James, in Aptos California. As a result, I learned about fine mens suiting at an early age, and as a teenager I sold mens suits for Dick Bruhn's.
By the time I entered college I tromped off on my own and sold suits at a nationwide retail chain. However, despite leaving the world of suiting to pursue my dream of being a writer, I've continued to do what I know, which is to help men develop their wardrobes. My friends and colleagues regularly ask for my help when it comes to purchasing dress clothes. One of them said, "Why don't you make that into a business?" And I thought, "Why not?" so here I am offering my skills as a writer, editor, book consultant, and menswear consultant to whoever might like said services.