Friday, January 1, 2021

New Story Published by The Dead Mule

Many thanks to The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature for publishing one of my new stories this morning. Apparently the black-eyed peas are doing their magic. Happy 2021, y'all!

Friday, December 4, 2020

Gary Wilson Short Fiction Award

Many thanks to the fine folks at descant for including my story, "Down from the Mountain," in the current edition. I would also like to thank the guest judge for naming this story the winner of the Gary Wilson Short Fiction Award. Can't wait to read the journal in its entirety.

Friday, October 16, 2020

A Fond Recollection

This afternoon I was thinking about how much I enjoyed reading at the Texas Book Festival Lit Crawl in October 2018. Many thanks to the Texas Observer for having provided me the opportunity. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020


Pleased to announce that a new story set in Waylon County will be published by the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature in 2021. Many thanks to the editors for opting to publish the piece.

Here is a picture of a donkey Martina took in Fredericksburg a while back since neither of us happened to have a photo of a mule.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

A Bit of Sunshine

Although 2020 has not exactly been a banner year in many respects, it has been a good one on the literary front. So far, five of my short stories have reached publication and a sixth one is due to be released this fall. I am truly grateful for this bit of sunshine in an otherwise challenging year.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Published in Dublin

Pleased to announce that a new story set in Waylon County was published by The Blue Nib today. This is my first short story published outside of the US, and I would like to thank the good folks at The Blue Nib for choosing to publish this piece.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Yellowstone Flash

Many thanks to BULL for publishing "Porkchop," a flash fiction piece set in Yellowstone National Park. Although I actually lived in Yellowstone in the mid-nineties, this is my first published piece that is set there. You can read the story at:

Lone Star Geyser (circa 1995)