FORTHCOMING and NEWS
- Short Story “Window to the Soul” has been chosen as a finalist for the 2019 ITW Thriller Awards for Best Short Story For a full list of finalists in all categories, click HERE.
- Short Story “Waiting on Joe” from my book Shooting Creek will be included in Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (October 2018)
- Essay “House for Sale by Owner” has been selected as Notable in Best American Essays 2018 (October 2018)
- Surviving Jersey was a finalist for CLMP’s Firecracker Award for Best Book of 2017 in Creative Nonfiction
- Essay “The Hookerman’s Backyard” first published in North American Review (May 2018) has been nominated for Best of the Web 2018.
- You can read “Bee Man” in the May 2018 issue of Brevity
- I have an essay included in the anthology Flash Nonfiction Funny (edited by Dinty W. Moore and Tom Hazuka)
- “Window to the Soul” (short story) in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (September 2018)
- “Magic 8 Ball” (short story) in the anthology Unloaded 2: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns (July, 2018)
CREATIVE NONFICTION/MEMOIR/ARTICLES (a sampling)
- “Long Row To Hoe” (essay) in The Chaffin Review (Spring 2018)
- “The Second Person” (essay) in The Jabberwock Review (Fall 2017)
- Brief post on The Story Prize website about my writing process.
- Interview with NY Times best selling author Lisa Unger for Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine’s blog Something Is Going To Happen
- “House for Sale by Owner” (essay) in Zone 3
- “The Lost Art” (essay on hitchhiking) in Hippocampus
- “Steps” in Creative Nonfiction
- “4-20” in Hippocampus
- “My Father” in Creative Nonfiction.
Chosen as a Notable for Best American Essays 2015
- “Circus Prayer” in Sweet. Republished in anthology “The Book of Uncommon Prayer” published by Outpost 19
- “Today’s Literary Mystery—It’s Not What Your Granny Used to Read” in Something Is Going To Happen
SHORT STORIES (a sampling)
- “The Dead” (short story) in the official anthology for Bouchercon 2017 A Passport to Murder (October 2017)
- “Frank’s Beach” (short story) in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
- “Moss Man” in The Ghost Story
- “Shooting Creek” in Thuglit
- “Pleasant Grove” in Best American Mystery Stories 2014
- “Jim Limey’s Confession” in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
- “Donations” in Every Day Fiction