Originally from Ohio, I have now spent over fifteen years down south, five of which were in Lafayette, Louisiana where I cultivated a love of gumbo and fried shrimp po-boys.Ã‚Â Saturdays in the fall, my mind migrates north where it lives and dies with Ohio State football.Ã‚Â I play guitar (badly), listen to Springsteen (too much), and share a name with a distant cousin who played soccer for Manchester United in the 60s, though none of that football prowess has rubbed off on me (yet).Ã‚Â I have a micro-collection of stories titled The Paper Life They Lead (Arc Pair Press).Ã‚Â My writing has appeared in places like North American Review, New Ohio Review, The Collagist, McSweeneyÃ¢Â€Â™s Quarterly Concern, Conjunctions, The St. Petersburg Times, Tarpaulin Sky, Ninth Letter, Cimarron Review, New Orleans Review and other journals.Ã‚Â I also co-created and edit the online journal Lightning Key Review.
Ph.D. in English, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
MFA in Fiction, Bowling Green State University
BA in English Literature, The Ohio State University
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