April 2008

Philadelphia, PA—\”I was born and raised in Texas, but I’ve lived in Philadelphia with my wife and two children (4 1/2–year-old girl, 3-year-old boy) for almost four years now.  A tenure-track job at La Salle University compelled me to leave my home state, which I’d returned to in order to write my dissertation after finishing my coursework at SUNY Buffalo. In addition to the PhD, which I earned in 2003, I also have an MFA in fiction writing from Texas State University.  My stories have appeared in (or will soon appear in) such journals as The Southern Review, StoryQuarterly, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Quarterly West, Blue Mesa Review, and South Dakota Review, to name just a few.  I’ve also published a book chapter and an essay on the representation of suicide in 19th-Century American fiction (the subject of my cheery dissertation).\”

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