College professor; writer.  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-  .  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.

Raising Aphrodite. Montgomery, River City Press,  2015.

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


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

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