I grew up in Tyler, Texas, but spent the better part of the last twenty years living in various parts of Colorado (with brief stops in Seattle, Washington and Eugene, Oregon), where I earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Writing from Western State Colorado University. More recently, I’ve returned to my roots, making my home in Dallas, Texas.
My crime noir novella, Debt Crusher, was originally published by All Due Respect Books in 2016, and is set to be reissued by Down and Out Books in the beginning of 2018. My first full-length novel, Texas Two-Step, will be published by Down and Out Books on April 2, 2018, followed by a companion novel, Rose City, in April of 2019. Both are loosely based on the experiences I’ve had and people I’ve met both being a native Texas son and making a life in the western wilds of the Rocky Mountains.
I’ve worked as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, private investigator, used car salesman (The worst salesman ever would be a better description), and a bellhop, among other slightly more nefarious things, over the years. I draw on these experiences along with my experiences growing up behind the pine curtain in almost all of my writing.
My short fiction has appeared in All Due Respect, Out of the Gutter, Thuglit, Heater, Urban Graffiti, Shotgun Honey and others. I’m the Editor-in-Chief of Crime Syndicate Magazine, and was honored to edit and contribute a story to the critically-acclaimed eighties-themed anthology, Fast Women and Neon Lights: Eighties-Inspired Neon Noir.
I believe it is the writer’s greatest calling to both entertain and enlighten on the human condition. I try to do both with everything I write. I hope you enjoy reading my novels and stories as much as I enjoyed writing them. Cheers!