Publications & Awards


Social Studios//Tulsa Artist Fellowship, March 2020


  • Tulsa Artist Fellowship Award in Literary Arts, 2019, 2020
  • Finalist, Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award, 2014
  • Cordell Larner Award in Fiction Writing First Place, Department of English & Journalism, WIU, 2012, 2013, 2014

Publications and Readings

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to YA Workshop- University of Tulsa, Spring Semester 2020
  • Introduction to YA & Middle Grade Workshop- Oklahoma State University Tulsa Center for Poets and Writers- Spring Semester 2020
  • “How to Write Your Own YA Novel Workshop”- Tulsa City County Library-November 9, 2020
  • Introduction to Composition- Purdue University, 2014-2017

Research and Projects

Senior Honors Thesis 2012-2014- Western Illinois University
Meet Me in Africa: Collection of Short Stories
MFA Thesis 2017- Purdue University
Evercotton: A Novel


  • Nimrod International Journal-2019-Present
    Board Member