Artistic Resume

Current Employment and Professional Experience

2016-present Adjunct Professor (English Composition), Nevada State College, Henderson, NV
2003-present Writer/Author/Writing Teacher/Coach, Las Vegas, NV
2015-present Facilitator, Fiction Writing Series, Gibson Library, Henderson, NV

Readings and Workshops (partial list)

2017 “Dialogue,” Las Vegas Writer’s Group
2013-2017 President, Henderson Writers’ Group, Henderson, NV
2017 Fiction through Prompts, Gibson Library, Henderson, NV
2017 So You Wanna Write a Novel, Author Showcase Series, Gibson Library, Henderson, NV
2016 “Magic Worlds,” Panelist for Vegas Valley Book Festival, Las Vegas, NV
2016 “Publishing Industry,” Henderson Libraries Writer’s Retreat, Henderson, NV
2016 Workshop Series, “Fiction Writing,” Gibson Library, Henderson, NV
2015 Reading/Meet the Author, Osher Life Long Learning Program, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV
2015 Workshop Series, “Fiction Writing,” Gibson Library, Henderson, NV
2013 Faculty/Presenter, Las Vegas Writer’s Conference, Las Vegas, NV
2012 Featured Presenter, Spring Fling Book Festival, Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV
2009 Presenter, “How to become an Anthology Author,” Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV
2009 Speaker, “Choosing an Editor,” Vegas Valley Book Festival, Las Vegas, NV
2009 Faculty/Presenter, Las Vegas Writer’s Conference, Las Vegas, NV
2008 Presenter, Willamette Writers Conference, Willamette, OR
2008 Presenter, “Writing Out Loud in Las Vegas,” Clark County Library, Las Vegas, NV
2008 Faculty/Presenter, Las Vegas Writer’s Conference, Las Vegas, NV
2008 Panelist, Advanced Academy, Southern Nevada Writing Project Writing Fair, Las Vegas, NV
2008 Speaker, Barnes and Nobel Book Fair, Henderson, NV
2007 Presenter, Willamette Writers Conference, Willamette, OR
2006 Meet the Author, Las Vegas Library, Las Vegas, NV
2006 Meet the Author, Barnes and Noble, Olympia, OR
2006 Speaker, Seattle GLBT Community Center, Seattle, WA
2006 Panelist, Vegas Valley Book Festival, Las Vegas, NV
2005 Panelist, Vegas Valley Book Festival, Las Vegas, NV

 

 

Bibliography

 

Authored Publications (partial list)

2017 Tamburlaine (novel)
2016 “Barely Decorated,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas (anthology)
2016 “Walk Quietly,” Helen: a Literary Magazine (Friday Night Specials)
2016 Sky Pirates (novel)
2015 “Tamburlaine,” Writer’s Bloc VI (anthology)
2015 “Kerthumpsplat,” Spooky Story Night (anthology)
2014 First Dimension (novel)
2014 Circuitous Course: A Co-Created Life (poetry collection)
2014 “Meeting Jimmy,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel (anthology)
2012 Flash Mob (novel)
2010 “My Snowman,” Mused: Bella Online Literary Review (Vol. 4 Issue 4)
2010 “Winesap Apples,” Mused: Bella Online Literary Review (Vol. 4 Issue 3)
2010 Patchwork Path: Treasure Box (co-publisher)
2010 “Love is an Open Heart,” Woman’s World Magazine (4/12/10)
2010 Patchwork Path: Wedding Bouquet (co-publisher)
2010 Patchwork Path: Christmas Stocking (co-publisher)
2009 Patchwork Path: Dad’s Bow Tie (co-publisher)
2009 “An Open Heart,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog (anthology)
2009 Patchwork Path: Friendship Star (co-publisher)
2008 “Ceded Life,” Mused: Bella Online Literary Review (Vol. 2 Issue 3)
2008 Columnist: “Writerpreneur,” Writer’s on the Rise (10 Articles)
2008 Patchwork Path: Grandma’s Choice (co-publisher)
2007 “Harley and Angel, the Golden Rule,” Lucky Dog Magazine (Jan-Feb) [Cover Story]
2007 “Animal Therapy: Unconditional Love,” Lucky Dog Magazine (Mar-Apr)
2007 “Harley and Angel, the Golden Rule,” Lucky Dog Magazine (Jan-Feb)
2007 “Dr. Peoples: Specialty Caring,” Lucky Dog Magazine (May-June)
2007 “Chatterings,” Chopped Liver for the Kindred Spirit (anthology)
2006 “Four Lucky Dogs,” Lucky Dog Magazine (Nov-Dec)
2006 “Classic Printmaking in Las Vegas,” Nevada Magazine (June)
2006 “Sometimes they Arrive by Accident,” Chopped Liver for the Gentle Spirit (anthology)
2006 “Living a Gay-Friendly Life,” Writer’s Bloc: A Las Vegas Valley Author Showcase (anthology)
2006 The Complete Writer’s Journal (contributor)
2005 “Neon Crafter,” Nevada Magazine (April)
2004 “Out of the Gate, Las Vegas Monorail a rousing success,” International Railway Traveler, (Sep)

 

About the Author (partial list)

2016 “Best of Las Vegas”: Author Personality (Runner Up)
2007 Brian A. Kelms: “101 Best Websites: Annual Guide,” Writer’s Digest (Vol. 87 No. 3)
2006 Ken White: “Las Vegans ‘Fabulous’ book finds audience,” Las Vegas Review-Journal (1/16/06)
2006 Kate Silver: “Gay Vegas,” Las Vegas Life (Vol.9 No 5)
2006 “Do Your Homework,” Advocate Magazine (3/28/06)
2005 JoSelle Vanderhooft: “Salt Lake Ranked as Gay Friendly Place to Live,” Salt Lake Metro (Vol. 2 Issue 25)
2005 Ken White: “Salt Lake City among top meccas for gays,” Las Vegas Review-Journal (12/22/05)
2005 Events: “Book release party…,” Neon, Las Vegas Review-Journal (2-8 December)
2005 Across the USA: Utah,” USA Today (11/10/05)

 

Grants and Awards

2016 Tamburlaine, Honorable Mention, Fiction Award, Hollywood Book Festival
2016 Tamburlaine, Runner-Up, Gay Fiction Award, San Francisco Book Festival
2017 Professional Development Grant, Nevada Arts Council
2017 Artist in Residence (Fiction Through Prompts), Gibson Library, Henderson Nevada
2017 Jackpot Grant: Nevada Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts
2016 Finalist: Bronze—Best Local Author, “Best of Las Vegas,” Las Vegas Review Journal.
2016 Artist in Residence (Fiction Through Prompts), Gibson Library, Henderson Nevada
2016 The Middle Man, Winner, Gay Fiction Award, San Francisco Book Festival
2015 Professional Development Grant, Nevada Arts Council
2015 First Place, Flash Fiction, Spooky Story Night, Henderson Writers’ Group

 

 

Education                                                                     

2016 Master of Fine Arts (Creative Writing), National University, La Jolla, CA
2008 Master of Science, Education, California State University, East Bay, CA
2007 Certificate: Online Teaching and Learning, California State University, East Bay, CA
2003 Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Columbia University, NY