I’m the author of Those Like Us, a collection of interlocking short fiction that was published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press, When You’re Down By the River, You’re the Tower, a collection of essays from Yellow Flag Press, and When You’re Down By the River, a limited edition fiction chapbook. I am an assistant professor at McNeese State University, where I teach in the MFA program and coordinate the low-residency MA in creative writing program. My writing has appeared widely in magazines and journals including Third Coast, Brevity, Baltimore Review, Bellevue Literary Review, and War, Literature, and the Arts. I am the nonfiction editor for Midway Journal. I live happily in Lake Charles, LA with my wife and daughter.