My books include the novels The Leave-Takers (2021) and Of Fathers and Fire (2019) both published April 2019 by the University of Nebraska Press as part of its Flyover Fiction Series. My short story collection Wifeshopping won the Bakeless Prize in Fiction from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2008, and my prose poem collection Thirty-One Octets: Incantations and Meditations, published by CW Books in 2014. My digital works include the memoir daddylabyrinth, which premiered at the ArtScience Museum of Singapore, and the interactive film Talk with Your Hands Like an Ellis Island Mutt.
I earned my MFA from Florida State University (Film/TV) and have taught creative writing at the College of the Holy Cross, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and South Dakota State University, where I am associate professor of English. You can often find me online at Fiction Writers Review, where I am associate editor, and on Facebook and Twitter.
Author photo by Kate Heiberger.