I graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing degree from the University of Central Florida, where I studied under Jeanne Leiby—current editor of The Southern Review. Also, I was one of thirty writers accepted to the 2010 Sirenland Writers Conference, sponsored by One Story magazine, where I studied under Dani Shapiro—editor of Best New American Voices 2010.
Thus far, my work has appeared in Clapboard House and The Menda City Review. One of my stories was named one of the top 25 stories in Glimmer Train's January 2008 Family Matters competition, earning a Finalist position. Another one of my stories earned an Honorable Mention position in Glimmer Train’s April 2008 Family Matters competition. I have a story forthcoming in a collection of short stories that features Florida writers, which is being published Burrow Press.
I'm currently a blogger for Pank Magazine (pankmagazine.com), where I write the weekly Huckster column. I also write the columns "Write This, Not That" and "Ask Mr. Nonsequitur" on Burrow Press's blog (burrowpress.com).
Also, I'm a senior writer at Anson-Stoner, an advertising agency based in Winter Park, Florida.
Alice Munro, Jhumpa Lahiri, John Updike, Anthony Doerr
Gene, welcome. It's great to have you with us.
Hi Gene! Welcome to Fictionaut, dive on in!