Writer; teacher of writing. Born 1961, Montgomery.  Education; University of Alabama, 1985; Wichita State University, Kansas, 1990.  Taught writing at Auburn, Huntingdon College, Clemson University, Converse College.  Assistant director of the Writing Our Stories Project of the Alabama Writers Forum, 1997–.  Received the Andrew Lytle Prixe in 1995 and the Truman Capote Prize for Fiction, 2016.


“Biographical Notes,” Climbing Mount Cheaha:  Emerging Alabama Writers.  Ed. Don Noble.  Livingston Press, 2004.


A Broken Thing.  Savannah; Frederic C. Beil, 2003.

The Cross Garden.  Savannah:  Frederic C. Beil, 2011.

Dancing by the River.  Savannah; Frederic C. Beil, 2005.

Dry Well: Stories.  Savannah; Frederic C. Beil, 2001.

Pasture Art: Stories.  Spartanburg, SC: Hub City Press, 2015.

Joint_ editor;

Open the Door; An anthology of poems and stories from the ‘Writing our Stories’ Project.  Montgomery; Alabama Writers Forum, 1998.