About

20170423_120212Welcome to The Nitty Gritty Writer’s Nook. I am posting to you from a local coffee shop in Wendell, North Carolina, where I live with my wife, our son, and two cats.

I am an educator by day and a writer by night. My greatest passion is storytelling with a purpose. As such, the most important part of the writing process for me is the development of characters who represent the under-represented. If you are in search of sweet or cozy, you are in the wrong spot. I am not here for sweet or cozy. I am here for psychologically hard and gritty and real.

While I try every day to live a life of kindness and inclusion, I do not lie to myself about my shortcomings for each.

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I have published academic research and several short fiction stories. I recently secured a home for my first novel, Sandman, with Flash Publishing. The release date is December 15, 2018. This is my most exciting endeavor to date!

You can read more about my short stories, my novel, my current WIP, and any upcoming events on my author page.

It has been a road of ups and downs, twists and turns, laughter and tears. I am ready to continue my own journey. Along the way, I want to share some of what I have learned about the fiction writing process with those of you who feel afraid or defeated or nervous or absolutely any other emotion on the spectrum. I hope you will join me. I hope you will leave words of wisdom of your own. It takes a village. I believe that.

I have much to share with you. Let’s do this!

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