PARTIAL LIST OF WRITING HONORS AND AWARDS:
 


3rd Prize Alpine International Fiction Contest (out of 2,800 entries) (2018) “Death Bears” 

2nd Prize Alpine International Fiction Contest (2017) (out of 2,400 entries) “Domain”

Winner Common Good Books Poetry Prize (2017) “Mother”

Runner Up Victoria Hudson Emerging Writer Award (2015)

National Poetry Golden Scroll Award (2014)

National Silver Medalist “The Great American Think-Off” (2013)

Senior Poet Laureate Tennessee Award (2012 and 2013)

First Place Mainstream Novel in Progress – Abilene Writers Guild (2012) 

Poet Laureate 2013-2014 Poetry Society of Tennessee

CURRENT COLUMN: "If You Ask Me..." - Biweekly Advice Column on PulseNewsMexico.com

 

COMPILATION:

Sundry Short Reads available on Amazon



RESIDENCIES / WORKSHOP GRANTS:

Arte Vallarta - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Current)
Fairhope Residency for the Writing Arts (Awarded in 2018, I was unable to accept.) 

Alpine Fellowship, Sweden, 2018 (Awarded in 2018, unable to accept.) 

Alpine Fellowship Venice, Italy 2017

Fiction Writing Residency Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (Summer 2014)

Full Scholarship Moss Workshop under mentor Richard Bausch (2011)


DOCUMENTARY FILMS:


Trans*Cend - Cobrainey Media 2015
Researcher/Production Manager

A Woman’s Place - Writer, Producer Director 2005


CORPORATE/INSTITUTIONAL/EXECUTIVE CLIENTS:


An exhaustive list including confidential work-for-hire agreements for high stakes correspondence, speeches, and ghost authoring.
Primary current corporate client: Golden Shovel Agency

PAST CREATIVE NON-FICTION INCLUDES:


Children’s Jokes and Puzzles: Mother Dearest Coloring Books 
Question Writer: Quiz Wisdom
Regional Correspondent: Broadwayworld.com 
Poetry Editor: Humor in America

CURRICULUM AUTHORED:


Graphic Design Portfolio Builder / Advertising Design

COURSES TAUGHT INCLUDE:

Intro to Composition, Lehigh Carbon Community College 
Media Writing, Lehigh Carbon Community College 
Introduction to Advertising, Sessions.Edu


TEACHING AWARD: 
Adjunct “Rookie of the Year” award after first semester teaching for LCCC.

EDUCATION: 
B.A. English - University of Colorado at Denver
M.S. Electronic Media - Kutztown University (Alpha Epsilon Lambda)