About

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Writing

I have completed my first novel and after working through revisions, will be submitting it for publication. I also write poetry on The Sieve and the Sand. Check out the fiction and poetry pages for more information.

Work

I work as a professor at a college outside of Fort Worth, TX, mostly teaching composition and literature courses. I love how the interaction with my students shows me different perspectives and out of the literature I teach is where I find much of the inspiration for my own writing. Oh year, I’m also the Humanities Department Chair, so I do management too; the different use of my energies is nice.

Education

  • Texas A&M University, MA in English
  • Texas A&M University, BA in English

Family

I have been married to my wonderful wife since 2006, and we have three rambunctious and adorable boys together. They keep life interesting!

Fun

I both love to travel and explore the outdoors, which is even better when I travel to explore the outdoors. I spend several weeks every summer in the Rocky Mountains, camping, fly fishing, hiking, and climbing 14ers. At home in Texas, I mostly explore the outdoors by hunting with family. I have also traveled around much of the world and have visited a majority of the world’s continents.

When I can’t get away, here are my current favorite things to watch, hear, read, or play at home:

Movies

  1. Empire Strikes Back
  2. Army of Darkness
  3. Shaun of the Dead

TV Shows

  1. The X-Files
  2. Scrubs
  3. Battlestar Galactica

Music

  1. Death Cab
  2. Los Campesinos
  3. Mates of State

Video Games

  1. Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past
  2. Final Fantasy IV
  3. Super Metroid (I know all of these are old, and I play modern games, but I just like these classics more)

Classic Novels

  1. Moby Dick
  2. 1984
  3. Scarlet Letter

Fantasy Series

  1. Lord of the Rings
  2. Harry Potter
  3. The Way of Kings

Sci/Fi

  1. Ender’s Game
  2. Dune
  3. Foundation

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