Northwest Writer



“What My Last Man Did,” Blue Light Books, Indiana University Press, 2017.

Short Stories

“Tchoupitoulas,” Prairie Schooner, Vol. 87, No. 1 (Spring 2015), 131-143.

“Elytra,” Catamaran Literary Reader, Winter 2014, 21-27.

“El Paradiso,” Quiddity, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Fall/Winter 2014), 82-92.

“The Empire Pool,” Conclave: A Journal of Character, Issue 5, (Spring 2013).

“Panda, Penis, Eyeball,” Harpur Palate, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Winter & Spring 2013), 40-48.

“Cryonic Freeze,” Cutthroat, Issue 13, Vol. 1 (March 2013), 48-55.

“Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me,” Cold Mountain Review, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Fall 2012), 6-18.

“Flying High,” Thin Air Magazine 17, Winter 2011, 7-20.

“Family Cucurbita,” The MacGuffin, Vol. XXVII, No. 1 (Fall 2010), 7-18.

“Tierra Blanca,” Bryant Literary Review, Vol. 11 (2010), 10-25.

“Accelerated Biology,” War, Literature and the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, Twentieth Anniversary Edition (2008), 251-256.

“What My Last Man Did,” Harpur Palate, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Winter 2008), 96-106.

“Twilight of the Gods,” The MacGuffin, Vol. XXIV, No. 2 (Winter 2008), 14-20.

“Eulogy,” Pebble Lake Review, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Summer 2007), 60-67.

“Rancho Cielito,” Ontario Review, No. 65 (Fall/Winter 2006-07), 118-131.

“Jack of Hearts,” Bellevue Literary Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Fall 2005), 118-127.

“Snake Palace,” New Mexico Humanities Review, No. 36 (1992), 145-159.


 “Shored Against My Ruins,” The Southeast Review, Vol. 31, No. 1 (March 2013), 107-11.

“Fire and Ice,” Cadillac Cicatrix, Issue 4 (Spring 2009), online.

“Forty Years,” Slow Trains (Winter 2007), online.

Flash Fiction and Prose Poems

“Superior Golden Dragon,” Sequestrum, (Spring 16), online.

“Vellum,” Pulp Literature, Issue 10 (Spring 2016), 91-96.

“I mean everything in my life,” The Tishman Review, Craft Blog, February 2016, online.

“Castles,” Star 82 Review, Issue 4.1 (Spring 2016), online.

“Highway,” New Mexico Review, Issue 3, (Spring 2016), online.

“First It Corrupts You,” Prairie Schooner Sports Blog, (September 2016), online.

“If Depression is a Black Dog,” Shattered Anthology, Kind of a Hurricane Press (2016).

“Death Valley,” First Class Lit, (Winter, 2015), online.

“Mac’s Drive-In,” Postcard Poems and Prose, (Fall 2015), online.

“From Nothing,” Uproot, Issue 3, (Spring 2015), online.

“Strike Anywhere,” Element(ary) My Dear Anthology, Kind of a Hurricane Press (2015), 83-84.

“I Was the More Deceived,” Star 82 Review, Issue 1.2 (Summer 2013) online.

“Heidegger Unloads the Dishwasher,” “Spark,” and “Rice Cooker,” 21 Stars Review (Fall 2008), online.

Nominations and Awards

2017 Nomination for Pushcart Prize (for flash fiction “Vellum”)

2016 Winner, Blue Light Books Prize for “What My Last Man Did,”
Judge: Michael Martone

2013 Honorable Mention, Cutthroat, Rick DeMarinis Short Story Contest,
Judge: Charles Baxter (for story “Cryonic Freeze”)

2011 Winner, Thin Air Magazine Genre-Blur Contest (for story “Flying High”)

2010 Honorable Mention, Glimmer Train June 2010 Fiction Open Competition
(for story “Elytra”)

2009 Nomination for Pushcart Prize (for story “Twilight of the Gods”)

2008 Nomination for Pushcart Prize (for story “Eulogy”)

1987, 1986, 1981 Society for Technical Communications Achievement Awards

Service and Professional Affiliations

Co-Founder, 1994, Richard Hugo House, a center for readers, writers, and the literary arts in Seattle, Washington. Wrote Core Values and Mission Statement Papers for the organization. Served on Board of Directors, 1994-2004.

1993 to 2013, Volunteer Book Narrator, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library. Performed narration for recorded books in a variety of genres, including fiction, self-help, hobby, and science.

Writing Classes and Seminars

2003 to 2015, Advanced Short Forms Seminar with Priscilla Long. Intensive craft work, including deep structure, language work, sophisticated sentencing, productivity, and the use of models of great writing.

2002  The Poem Aloud, instructor Elizabeth Austen

2001  The Ten-Minute Play, instructor Dickey Nessenger

2000  The Prose Poem, instructor Rebecca Brown

1992-94  Advanced Fiction Workshop, instructors Bob Ray and Jack Remick

1991  Certificate in Fiction Writing, University of Washington Extension Program

Employment History

1999 to present  Self-employed creative writer.

1983 to 1998  Self-employed technical writer.

1977 to 1983  Director of Technical Publications/Technical Writer, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington.

1975 to 1977  Vice President of Advertising/Technical Writer, MITS Inc., Albuquerque, NM.


Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of New Mexico, 1970

Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma (Biology honorary society)

Highland High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico.