Writer.  Born in Dickinson, Alabama, 1963.  Married Beth Ann Fennelly; children–two.  Education; University of South Alabama, B.A.; University of Arkansas, M.F.A., 1997.  Taught at University of South Alabama, Bucknell University, Knox College, Galesburg, IL;  Sewanee University, University of Mississippi. Writer-in-Residence, Sewanee University, 2002-03; John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence, University of Mississippi, 2001-02. Published short stories and essays  in journals and anthologies. Guggenheim Fellow, 2001; Edgar Award for best short story for Poachers.


Contemporary Authors online.

Author profile in Climbing Mt. Cheaha. Livingston Press, 2004.


Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.  New York; William Morrow, 2010.

Hell at the Breach.  New York; Morrow, 2003.

Poachers.  New York; Morrow, 1999.

Smonk.  New York; William Morrow, 2006.


The Alumni Grill; Anthology of Southern Writers.  San Francisco; McAdam/Cage, 2004.

Climbing Mt. Cheaha; Emerging Alabama Writers.  University of West Alabama; Livingston Press, 2004.

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