Books Published

Living the Dream (short story collection), Terror House Press, 2021.

Cruel Stars (short story collection), Thrown Free Books, 2018.

Gravity (short story collection), Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2009.

Short Fiction Published in Magazines and Journals

“Two Women” – Terror House Magazine, July (2020) (online).

“Preponderance of the Small” – Decomp Magazine, May / June (2019) (online and print).

“Testify” – West Trade Review, February (2019) (print).

“Fulfillment” – Terror House Magazine, December (2018) (online).

“You Are Somewhere Else” – Visitant, Summer (2018) (online).

“Bora Bora” – Human Parts, Winter (2017) (republished online)

“Bora Bora” – Ink & Coda, 4.1 Winter (2017) (online and print)

“Mother Blackbird” – Student Voices, November (2016) (online).

“Year of the Bastard,” “October Plums,” and “Burying Terrance Jackson” – Literati Magazine, Fall (2016) (online)

“Harmful if Swallowed” – Ginosko Literary Journal, Summer (2016) (online and print)

“Cruel Stars” – The Writing Disorder, Summer (2015) (online and print)

“The Forbidden City” – Forge 8.4 (2015) (online and print) / Pushcart Prize Nomination

“Ex Inferis” – Small Print Magazine (2014).

“Some Go Dancing” – Redline Best of the Year Issue (2014).

“Far Tortuga” – Isthmus, 1 (2014) / Pushcart Prize Nomination

“Ghetto Fabulous” – The Atticus Review / Atticus Books (2013) (online).

“The Catherine Wheel” – Painted Bride Quarterly Print Annual 6 (2013): 115-120.

“The Catherine Wheel” – Painted Bride Quarterly, 85 (2013) (online).

“Animal Science” – The New Ohio Review, 12 (2012): 101-109.

“True Winter” – The Superstition Review, Fall (2011).

“The Afterlife” – The Normal School  2 (2010): 92-98.

“The Sun Reversed” – Arcana, Waning Moon Publications, Ltd. (2010) (anthology).

“Gravity” – Willow Springs (2008) / Won George Garrett Fiction Award /Willow Springs 62 (2008): 67-83.

“The Man in Africa” – Chicago Quarterly Review (print, 2007).

“The Man in Africa” – Storyglossia (2007) (online / Pushcart Prize Nomination.

“The Problem of Evil in Hauberk, MO” – The Georgia Review Winter (2005): 828-847.

“Death and Texas” – The Mid-American Review 24.2 (2004): 80-93 / Pushcart Prize Nomination.

“The Machinery Above Us” – Eclipse 15 (2004): 116-127.

“Mansions for the Crows” – The Black Mountain Review 9 (2004): 94-108.

“Call Me Mr. Lucky” – Hayden’s Ferry Review 32 (2003): 81-92 / Pushcart Prize Nomination.

“Dreaming the Hyena” – The Mid-American Review 23.1 (2002): 4-11.

“The Dead, The Lost, The Dreaming” – Full Circle (2002).

“Elegy for David” – Cottonwood 58 (2001): 75-77.

“Erasures” – The Jabberwock Review 22.1 (2000): 63-75.

“My Friend David” – The San Joaquin Review Spring (2000): 64-65.

“The Rent” – Descant 38.2 (1998): 59-62.

Fiction in Anthologies

“Some Go Dancing” – Earlyworks Press Short Story Anthology (2013).

“The Sun Reversed” – Arcana  Spring 2010, Waning Moon Publications, Ltd.

Non-fiction and Freelance Writing / Journalism

– Information Technology, Project Management, and Design –

“An Introduction to Intrusion Detection Systems: An Overview of IDS and How They are Used to Avert Risk.” – Suite 101.  1 March 2009.

“Best Practices for Fault Tolerant Design in IT: Reducing Data Vulnerability in Information Networks.” – Suite 101.  6 March 2009.

“Convergence in Information Technology Security: IT and Physical Security Systems Evolve Together.” – Suite 101.  20 April 2009.

“Disaster Recovery and Prevention in IT: Measures that Can be Taken to Eliminate or Avert Risk.” – Suite 101.  3 March 2009.

“Information Technology Incident Response Teams: The Essential Roles for a Successful IRT.” – Suite 101.  31 March 2009.

“Keeping Projects in Sync with Strategy: How an Organization Can Ensure Alignment.” – Suite 101.  15 March 2009.

“Picking a Disaster Recovery Planning Coordinator: Who a DRP Coordinator is and What He or She Should be Able to Do.” – Suite 101.  22 February 2009.

“Policy, Standard, and Practice in IT Security: Knowing Essential Differences Between Levels of Security Awareness.” – Suite 101.  24 February 2009.

– Literature, History, and Sociology –

“A Brief Note on Henry Fielding’s Narrative Style: Examining the Realism That Would Prefigure Tom Jones.” – Suite 101.  3 March 2009.

“Imaging and U.S. Air Superiority in Vietnam: Graphical-Logistical Data was Essential for American Air Offensive”– Suite 101.  22 February 2009.

“Machiavelli and the Protestant Reformation: Luther Employed Machiavelli’s Precepts on the Eve of the Reformation.” – Suite 101.  23 February 2009.

“Sociolinguistics and Gender Performance: Representing Gender Through Linguistic Behavior.” – Suite 101.  20 February 2009.

“The Early English Novel and Class Structure: The Literature of British Society in the Eighteenth Century.” – Suite 101.  23 February 2009.

– Politics, Media, and Narrative Nonfiction –

“On the Art of Talking to Oneself.” – [s]r Blog: The Superstition Review (2013) (online).

“Weirdo: Visions of Future Past.” – The Blather (2016) (online).

“Blame the Drugs.” – Pain Talks (2016) (online).

“The Debate Did Not Take Place.” – Splice Today (2016) (online).

“The State of Emergency.” – Splice Today (2016) (online).

“When the World’s Turned Upside Down.” – Splice Today (2016) (online).

“A Good Day to Die.” – Splice Today (2016) (online).

“Speak of the Devil.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“Sater, Cohen, and the Collapsing House of Cards.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“Planespotting and the Persistence of Facts.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“The Crying of Lot 45.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“The End of the Hustle.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“Money is Thicker Than Blood.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“Fatal Vision: The Precipitous Exile of James Comey.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“My Friend has Gone Nazi.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“Burning Down the House.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“Hurricane Dreams.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“As the Leopard, So the Coliseum.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

“Cui Bono: the Latest Conspiracy Theory in the Ongoing Disintegration of the GOP.” – Splice Today (2018) (online).

“The NRA Isn’t the Problem.” – Splice Today (2018) (online).

“STEM, Scientism, and the Decline of the Humanities.” – Splice Today (2018) (online).

“Attacked on the Street.” – Splice Today (2018) (online).

“Outrage is Over.” – Splice Today (2018) (online).

“Trump is Interesting Again.” – Splice Today (2019) (online).

“William Barr and the Subversion of Justice.” – Splice Today (2019) (online).

“Mob Justice for Jeffrey Epstein.” – Splice Today (2019) (online).

“Jeffrey Epstein and the Usual Media Hate Porn.” – Splice Today (2019) (online).

“Jonathan Franzen Can’t Solve Climate Change for Anyone Who Matters.” – Splice Today (2019) (online).

“Trump Impeachment Syndrome and the Uses of Political Theater.” – Splice Today (2019) (online).

“The New York Times is Rotting at the Seams: How a Media Institution Becomes an Afterthought.” – Splice Today (2019) (online).

“All Tomorrow’s Lockdowns.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“David Brooks has Become a Sadomasochistic Performance Artist.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“A Partisan Pandemic.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“The Right Has Its Messiah. The Left Will Never Find Theirs.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“Navigating Literary Siberia.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“Healing and Rage Don’t Mix.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“Watching Political Conventions is Like Worshiping the Dead.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“What Happens to the Good Cops?” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“How Real Are the Culture Wars?” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“Compulsory Education Might Be a Necessary Evil.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“Magazine Rejections and Learning to Love the Hate.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“Watching Political Conventions is Like Worshiping the Dead.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“The Illusion of American Deterioration.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“How Does America Recover From This.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

“Politics Can Be Civil in Spite of the Media.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).

– Film and Book Reviews –

“The Witch!” – ReVue (2016) (online).

“You Can Do Magic, Honey.” – Splice Today (2017) (online).

Altered Carbon’s Love Affair with Central Casting.” – Splice Today (2018) (online).

“More Than Just a Familiar Formula.” – Splice Today (2018) (online).

“Letting Go of Game of Thrones.” – Splice Today (2019) (online).

Into the Badlands Loses Its Way.” – Splice Today (2019) (online).

“Garlic and Bitters.” – Splice Today (2020) (online).