My (Short) Story

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I grew up in Kingston, Tennessee, a town about thirty miles west of Knoxville, where I earned my Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Tennessee in 2007. Then I set out for New York City to become a famous writer. Instead, I became a decent editor, ultimately landing in Bristol, Connecticut, where I rose to Senior Editor for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com.

In January 2016, at thirty years old, I left ESPN and returned to Knoxville to become an Existential Mess. During my limited free time, I drove for Uber and Lyft and put my M.F.A. from Fairfield University to use writing short stories. My fiction has appeared in Star 82 Review, Minetta ReviewNoctua ReviewJellyfish Review, and Washington Square Review, among others.

I am now a Ph.D. student in Creative Writing at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where I also teach first-year writing. You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. All views here are my own. Thanks for reading.