GREEN GOSPEL Short-Listed for 2012 Balcones Fiction Prize

May 21, 2012

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Another nice showing for Green Gospel, short-listed for the 2012 Balcones Fiction Prize. Fellow NC writer Liza Wieland was also a finalist.

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GREEN GOSPEL Wins First Runner-Up in 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards

May 14, 2012

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Just found out that Green Gospel was named First Runner Up in the General Fiction category of the 2012 Eric Hoffer Awards! It’s really an honor, especially given that the winner was fellow North Carolinian Val Nieman and her amazing novel, Blood Clay. Here’s the link.

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GREEN GOSPEL Named Finalist for First Horizon Award

April 16, 2012

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My debut novel, Green Gospel, was named a Finalist for the 2012 First Horizon Award. To see a full list of finalists, click here. Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award for Books presents the First Horizon Award for superior work by debut authors (i.e the first published book of any type by the author). This […]

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“The Pit” Wins First Place

February 28, 2012

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My short play, “The Pit,” has won First Place in the Winston-Salem Writers’ 2012 Ten-Minute Play Contest. Richard Krawiec placed second with his play, “Disabilities,” and Ed Robson placed third with “The Price of Admission.” What an honor! All three finalists will be given staged readings and time for questions and discussions in front of a […]

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Literary Bookpost Event Tomorrow

January 20, 2012

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I’m reading at the Literary Bookpost in Salisbury, NC tomorrow as part of a “Double Feature” with author Gretchen Hummel–if you’re in the area, come on out, and let your friends know! As always there will be prizes prizes prizes…

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Barry Larkin Elected to Hall of Fame

January 9, 2012

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It’s rare I post here about anything not directly related to the business of writing, but I’m just too excited about Barry Larkin being elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame today. I thought I’d share an excerpt from a piece I wrote on him back in 2009: Congratulations to Barry Larkin on being […]

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“Skin & Ink” To Be Included in Anthology

January 2, 2012

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My short story, “Skin & Ink,” will be published this fall in an anthology forthcoming from Main Street Rag. The theme of the anthology is “TATTOOS.” I’m really happy this stoy has found a home.

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