Luke Tennis

15 Oak Hollow Court
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone: 
410-615-2505

Author's Bio

Brief excerpt: "I worked as a waiter in a restaurant called the Gallery, but I kept screwing up the checks, under-charging, over-charging. Sometimes I brought out the wrong orders, and once I tried to convince a guy that what I'd brought him, pasta, was better for him than the veal he'd ordered. I told him quit being so rigid, open up to the pasta, but that didn't go over. The owner, Mr. Katz, was nice about firing me. He said I should think about completing my education or maybe work in an office somewhere. He shook my hand and said I had a bright future." I'm lucky enough to be married to a wonderful doctor which allows me to be a house husband for our children (7 and 6), and which gives me time to write. Currently I'm finishing a draft of a novel and working on short stories.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Bernardo the Daredevil
(St. Andrews College Press, 2002)
Journals: 
Avatar Review, Connecticut Review, Eclectica, flatman crooked journal, jmww, Juked, Northwind, Puerto del Sol, The Catalonian Review, Word Riot
Prizes Won: 
In January 2014 my story, "Go Long," won first place out of 600+ entries in the Tuscon Book Festival literary contest. Other writing awards include a fiction writing grant from the Maryland Arts Council and a novella award from St. Andrews Press, which published my novella, Bernardo the Daredevil.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Going Places by Leonard Michals

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Philadelphia
Raised in: 
Baltimore, MD
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Last updated: Jan 26, 2014