Poet, Fiction Writer
Publications & Prizes
- Southern Fried Karma novel contest, runner-up, awarded publication (2018)
- First place: Moonshine Ink Creative Brew (2016)
- Moon City Press Fiction Award Finalist (2015)
- Twice nominated for Pushcart Prize (2014)
- Sierra Artist Grant ($1,000.00) for excellence in Literary Arts (2013)
- Awarded the Nazir and Mary Ansari Gold Medal for Distinguished Teaching (2014)
- Recipient of two month-long artist residencies at Camac Centre d’Art, France, (2013 and 2014).
- Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities Award, Nevada Humanities Council, (2013).
- First Place Poetry Prize in Winter Annual Literary Contest, Moonshine Ink, (2013).