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Books

  • Treachery in Tuscany (Encircle Publishers, 2018) – mystery
  • Secrets and Shamrocks (Five Star Publishers, 2016) – mystery
  • Pursuit in Provence (Five Star Publishers, 2015) – mystery
  • “Lost Innocence,” Masters of True Crime: Chilling Stories of Murder and Mayhem (Prometheus Books, 2012) – narrative in true crime anthology
  • A Season of Darkness (Berkley Publishing Group, 2010) – true crime
  • An Unfinished Canvas: A True Story of Love, Family, and Murder in Nashville (Berkley Publishing Group, 2007) – true crime

Short Stories, Essays, and Creative Nonfiction

  • “On Father’s Day” (The Tennessean, 2019)
  • “What We Keep, What We Throw Away” (2 Bridges Review, 2016) – creative nonfiction
  • “Seeing Possibilities” (THINK: Resilience, 2013) – essay
  • “The Major’s Wife” (Zone 3, 2012) – short story
  • “Saturday Afternoon” (Tetrahedra, 2007) – short story
  • “Primates” (Bellevue Literary Review, 2003) – short story
  • “Tellico” (Zone 3, 2002) – short story
  • “Crystal Ball” (Red Mud Review, 2002) – short story
  • “Marie” (Bellevue Literary Review, 2002) – creative nonfiction

Poetry

  • “There Are Things You Cannot Take Back” (Tetrahedra, 2013)
  • “Texting” (Tetrahedra, 2012)
  • “Back from Afghanistan” (Tetrahedra, 2012)
  • “All I Know” (Tetrahedra, 2009)
  • “Baby Love” (Tetrahedra, 2009)
  • “Fallujah Villanelle” (Tetrahedra, 2008)
  • “Storyteller” (Tetrahedra, 2008)
  • “Seamstress” (Tetrahedra, 2007)
  • “Death Knocks in the Neighborhood” (Tetrahedra, 2006)
  • “Snakes” (Tetrahedra, 2005)
  • “Gentle” (Tetrahedra, 2004)
  • “Grief” (Tetrahedra, 2004)

Awards

  • “Hungry,” Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest, 2017
  • “A Family Meeting,” First Place, Leslie Garrett Fiction Prize, 2014
  • “A Fine Party,” Leslie Garrett Fiction Prize Second Place, 2013
  • “Playing by Ear,” Third Place, Knoxville Writers’ Guild Creative Non-Fiction Contest, 2013
  • “What We Keep, What We Throw Away,” Second Place, Knoxville Writers’ Guild Creative Non-Fiction Contest, 2011
  • “What We Keep, What We Throw Away,” Third Place, Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC, 2011
  • “The Major’s Wife,” Leslie Garrett Fiction Prize Third Place, 2010
  • “Stitches in Time,” Second Place, Knoxville Writers’ Guild Creative Non-Fiction Contest, 2010
  • “In the Car with Mother,” First Place, Knoxville Writers’ Guild Creative Non-Fiction Contest, 2008
  • Individual Artist Fellowship (Fiction), Tennessee Arts Commission, 2006
  • Ragdale Foundation Residency, 2006
  • Pushcart Nomination for “Primates” Bellevue Literary Review, 2005
  • “Tellico,” First Place, Leslie Garrett Fiction Prize, 2002
  • “Primates,” First Place, Short Story Contest, Tennessee Writers Alliance, 2002
  • “Marie” Creative Nonfiction Winner, Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC, 2001