Writer/Artist/Professor of English and Creative Writing
I have lived in Colorado for over a decade and moved to the Pikes Peak region in 2014 from Wet Mountain Valley. I Have written for Colorado Central magazine, High Country News and was a Colorado Voice for The Denver Post. I am the author of three volumes of fiction and many short stories, book reviews, and essays. I recently won Northern Colorado Writers award for the Essay and the New Rocky Mountain Voices award for a short play. My Ph.D. is from the University of Denver
2021 - One of the pieces in SACKCLOTH, “Danse Sacrée, Danse Profane," was a finalist in LitMag’s flash fiction contest
2021 - "Jonestown" was a finalist in the 2021 Novel Slices competition
2020 - Winner, Page One Prize for STANDING BESIDE LOVE, a novel in progress
2013 - First Prize, Nothern Colorado Writers, non-fiction, "Deeps"
2012 - First Prize, Dana Award in the Essay, "All Thy Waves"
2012 - First Prize, Orlando Flash Fiction Award, "Nitza Kosher Pizza"
2012 - Finalist, Resurrection City: Stories of Jonestown, Snake Nation Press
2012 - Finalist, Resurrection City: Stories of Jonestown, Black Lawrence Press
2008 - First Prize, Short Grain Magazine, Dramatic Monologue, "Mamelah's Monologue"
2007 - First Prize, Literal Latte Short-Short Fiction Contest
2007 - First Prize, Litchfield Review, Short Fiction, And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family
2007 - Second Prize, Abroad Writer's Conference, Fiction, for "Knowing What I Know" (section of Jonestown)
2006 - Selected "Colorado Voice" for The Denver Post, temporary columnist
2006 - Finalist, Meteorite Showers, Black Lawrence Press, Short Fiction
2006 - Second Prize, Arthur Edelstein Prize, "Calisthenics: Bucharest 1950"
2006 - Second Prize, Glimmer Train Fiction Open, "The Closer You Were..."
2001 - Carnegie-Mellon University Press Series in Short Fiction winner
2001 - First Prize, "Whatever You Two Call Yourselves", Permafrost Fiction
Ph.D., English, University of Denver, 1989 - Master of Arts, Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, 1986 - Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, San Francisco State University, 1982
Local Authors Genres
Associated Writing Programs - Sangre Artists Guild
Fiction writing - Jewish-American literature - Peoples Temple and the Jonestown Massacre - Holocaust literature - Russell Banks, a great unsung American novelist