• Writing: Playwright and fiction writer for over 10 years in the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Performed scripts include children’s plays, seasonal vignettes, and professionally produced multi-media passion play. Fiction works of novella, short story, flash and poetry appear in professional online and print publications. Author of High Fantasy novel series. Received Honorable Mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s 2007 Writers of the Future Award; winner of 2008 and 2010 Darrell Award, and 2009 Mary Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction. • Editing: Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Meadowhawk Press. Experience with content editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Projects include anthology collection of short stories for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness, and novel Terminal Mind by David Walton, which won Science Fiction’s Philip K. Dick Award. • Professional Blogger: Professional-rate blogger for EnglishTeaStore.com with tea and novel companion articles, reviewing tea and science fiction novel pairings, called BookTastings • Word Catchers Writers Group: Co-established Memphis-area writers’ group. In two years of leadership mentoring, group member publication credits rose from 0% to over 85% published.
• MidSouthCon Writers’ Conference Coordinator: Co-established and currently run Writers’ Conference for the Memphis-area Science Fiction convention. Responsibilities include contacting and scheduling best-selling and award-winning authors, scientists, media-related guests; developing and populating panels on the craft of writing; overseeing conference attendance, publicity for event, interaction with guests, and convention follow-up. • MidSouthCon Educators’ Science and Fiction Seminar: Expanded MidSouthCon’s three-hour education track to a cross-curriculum 10-hour seminar approved for Continuing Education Units by University of Memphis. Responsibilities included contacting and scheduling authors, scientists, lecturers and teachers; developing and populating panels on Science Fiction in the classroom; other convention responsibilities as listed above. • MidSouthCon Student Writing and Art Contests: Responsibilities include coordinating judges for writing contest; liaison for student finalists and award presentation; other convention responsibilities as above. • Speaking: Often-invited speaker on writing and the publishing industry; including Florida Writers’ Conference, conventions throughout Midwest and South, local schools and book sellers.
Freelance Writer – September 2002 to present Lakeland, Tennessee Tecumseh, Michigan
Children’s Choir Director - 2001-2002 First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, Michigan
Pharmacy Secretary – October 1989 to October 1991 Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan
United States Air Force – August 1984 to August 1989 Patrick Air Force Base, Florida Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
Writers’ Digest University 2002 – 2003 Creativity and Expression Creating Dynamic Characters Focus on the Novel (I) Focus on the Novel (II)
Professional Military Education NonCommissioned Officer Leadership Training – September 1987 USAF Personal Affairs Specialist Course – November 1984
Tecumseh High School Diploma – June 1984
Darrell Award - 2010 Mary Shelley Award - 2009 Darrell Award - 2008 L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future, Honorable Mention – 2007 Bewildering Stories Editor’s Choice - 2007 Air Force Commendation Medal – May 1988 Air Force John Levitow Award – September 1987
Member, Science Fiction Writers of America Member, Horror Writers Association Member, MidSouthCon Convention Committee Member, Memphis-area Home Educators Association Member, Word Catchers Writers’ Group, Leader 2007, 2008
The Puppeteer – steampunk fantasy novel -by New Babel Books, coming 2012 Book III of the Leland Dragon Series - fantasy novel -by Seventh Star Press, coming 2012 Sela, Book II of the Leland Dragon Series – fantasy novel - by Seventh Star Press, coming 2012 “The Ironwork Falcon” – steampunk short story – Clockwork Spells and Mechanical Bells by Kerlak, coming 2012 “Day in the Death of” – horror short story – Dead Souls by Post Mortem Press, August 2011 Redheart, Book I of the Leland Dragon Series (re-release) by Seventh Star Press, March 2011 “Permanent Residence” – paranormal short story – ParABnormal Magazine, March 2011 “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” – psychological flash fiction – Midnight Screaming, January 2011 “Heart of Stone” – horror short story – Old School by Belfire Press, December 2010 “The Closest Thing” – horror short story – Old School by Belfire Press, December 2010 “Past Perfect” – psychological mystery, The Fringe, November 2010 “The Freak Museum” – apocalyptic short story - Rosebud Magazine , Spring 2010 “Walking by Moonlight” – poem – Midnight Screaming, January 2010 “Rose-Colored Eyes” – horror short story – Shroud Magazine, Autumn 2009 “Dead Mind” – horror short story – Necrotic Tissue, Issue #2, 2009 “The Time Scar” – fantasy short story – Dragons Composed by Kerlak, 2009 “Hologram Bride” – sf novella – Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Issue #12 and #13, 2009 “The Most Dangerous” – psychological short story – Tales From the Couch by Blue Cubicle Press, 2009 “A Quartet of Alethea Experiences, part four” – creative non-fiction – Beauty and Dynamite by Apex Publications, June 2008 Redheart – fantasy novel – Meadowhawk Press, Fall 2008 “Emet Foley’s Baby” – psychological short story – Ankou, Summer 2008 “Dade’s Special Lemon” – fantasy short story – MindFlights Magazine - 2008 “Meda’s Clearing” – fantasy short story – Tales of Fantasy by Kerlak – 2007 “The Beauty Mark” – ultra-short story – The Binnacle – 2007 “Hidden: The Lost Works of Dernell Hall” – Bewildering Stories, Issue 263 and Editor’s Choice Winner - 2007 “The Monster” – fantasy short story – Touched by Wonder by Meadowhawk Press - 2007
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