Press + Praise
In July of 2013, "Death Becomes Us" won second place in the Mayborn book manuscript contest.
Got to read a short little piece I wrote about my love for David Sedaris on The Drunken Odyssey. You can listen to it here.
I was a finalist at the Mayborn Conference in 2012. My essay, "Build It and They Will Come," which is about working in a jail will be out in the summer of 2013. In 2010, I was a finalist at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference for my essay, Surrender. The essay was published in UNT's literary journal, Ten Spurs, in 2011.
I submitted my moment to Smith Magazine. It was about the loss of hope. You can read it here.
I was published online on Braided Brook. You can read my essay Some Great Reward here.
After attending the San Juan Writer's Workshop, I decided to submit an essay to Creative Nonfiction for their "Silence Kills" issue. Much to my surprise, I was a finalist in their contest and in addition to being published in Creative Nonfiction issue 33, I was also published in Silence Kills: Speaking out and Saving Lives. My essay is You Have the Right to Remain Silent. This was my first time being published and I was incredibly excited!