"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet,
then you must write it." - Toni Morrison

As any writer hopes, their list of publication credits will continue to grow. My dream is no different. And every writer has to start somewhere...


"Waterfall Dreams": Short story published in the compilation book Walking Beans Wasn't Something You Did With Your Dog: Stories of Growing Up in and Around Small Towns in the Midwest by Shapato Publications, 2008. Also available on Amazon.com.

"Grave Memories": Short story received Honorable Mention in the top 100 Genre Short Story entries for the Writer's Digest 77th Annual Writing Competition for 2008.

"Fifth Round": Short story placed 23rd in the Writer's Digest 10th Annual "Send Us Your Shorts" Competition for 2009. To order a copy, Email WritersDigestShortShortCompetition@fwmedia.com and request the "Show Us Your Shorts 10th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection."

"The Ghost of Pemberton Hall": Short story placed 2nd in The Times 12th Annual Fright Write contest. It was published in the 10/28/10 edition of the newspaper, and a cash prize was awarded.


"The Eyes of a Child"


"Waterfall Dreams"
"Grave Memories"
"Fifth Round"
"The Ghost of Pemberton Hall"

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