College professor; author.  Born November 15, 1964, Lincoln, Nebraska.  Children–one.  Education; University of Missouri, B.A., 1987; Louisiana State University, Ph. D., 1993.  English instructor, Troy University at Montgomery, 1993-  ;  Chair of English Department.  Member F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.  Board member, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery. Managing Editor of journal F. Scott Fitzgerald Review. Received Hackney Awards for Short Fiction, 2004, 2005, 2006; Best Books of Indiana Award in Fiction, 2008; Gold Medal in Nonfiction Writing, Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, 2008.


Contemporary Authors online.


Alienated-Youth Fiction.  Detroit: Gale, 2000.

Baby, Let’s Make a Baby; plus Ten More Stories.  Montgomery, AL:  River City Publishing, 2003.

Breathing out the Ghost.  Montgomery, AL:  River City Publishing, 2007.

Brian Wilson.  Bristol, CT.: Equinox Pub., 2012.

The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald.  New York;  Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Coffee with Hemingway.  New York; Duncan Baird, 2007.

Dixie Noir.  Detroit; Five Star, 2009.

Ernest Hemingway and the Expatriate Modernist Movement.  Detroit; Gale, 2001.

A Historical Guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Wise Economies; Brevity and Storytelling in American Short Stories.  Moscow, ID:  University of Idaho Press, 1997.


The Critical Response to Gertrude Stein.  Westport, CT;  Greenwood Press, 2000.

Key West Hemingway; A Reassessment.  Gainesville, FL;  University Press of Florida, 2009.

Created 1-10-2013; Nancy B. DuPree