Published Works


Story Collections

  • In Just the Right Light – Unsolicited Press (order here)
  • Lost in the Furrows – Cowboy Jamboree Press (order here)
  • Houses Burning and Other Ruins – Shotgun Honey Press (order here)


  • Undone Valley – Cowboy Jamboree Press (order here)

Poetry Collections

  • So Fast, So Close – Close to the Bone Publishing (order here)

Short Fiction

Patchwork – Sanitarium

Portraits of the Dead and Dying – Literally Stories

The Thirteenth Step – New World Writing (nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2015)

The Tunnel – Sanitarium

Something Special – Floyd County Moonshine

Running – Literally Stories

Trapper’s Creek – Elm Leaves Journal: Dirt Edition (nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2016)

Changing Key – Sanitarium

The Long Drive Home – Thuglit

Letting Go – Cowboy Jamboree

The Call – Floyd County Moonshine

Suicidal Birds – Down in the Dirt

All Things Come Around – Thuglit: Last Writes (reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories 2017)

Houses Burning – Mystery Tribune (named among the Other Distinguished Mystery Stories of 2017 in The Best American Mystery Stories 2018)

Tally HoTough (reprinted in the anthology Tough 2)

Recompense – EconoClash Review

Hunting SeasonDime Show Review

You Get So LonelyAnti-Heroin Chic

Small Change – Mystery Tribune

King of the Blue Rose – Tough

The Ghost of Green Valley – Reckon Review (nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2021)

So Nice to See You – Rock and a Hard Place, Issue 6

Flashes & Hybrids

Winnipeg; Street Kid’s Guide to Coming Up Aces in Columbus, Ohio and So Fast, So Close – Anti-Heroin Chic

Across State Lines – Shotgun Honey

South of NogalesJellyfish Review

Feet from the Salish SeaFlash Fiction Magazine

Talking and Standing Still – The Vignette Review

FlaresNew World Writing

Elegy for and Uncle(?) – Kentucky Review

TrainingDime Show Review

Leather Lizzy Motherfucker(b)OINK

For Love – Elm Leaves Journal: Blues Edition

StairmasterOpen: Journal of Arts and Letters

Strays – Jelly Bucket

DrinkGhost Parachute (reprinted in Ghost Parachute: 105 Flash Fiction Stories)

Who Shot Goldie Jones? – Mystery Tribune 

Notes on the Irretrievable Dream; Dream Poem: Taos NM; In Which You Feel a Series Coming on; The New Kid; and Mama – Eunoia Review

NovaMidway Journal (nominated for Best Small Fictions 2019)


Dust and AshRue Scribe

Creative Nonfiction

Expecting – Bending Genres

Disarticulated LifeDefenestrationism

Sad BeautyJenny

Grit Lit: It’s Bigger than Barnyards and MoonshineCowboy Jamboree

On the Run, ReturningBending Genres (reprinted in the 2019 Bending Genres Anthology)


Flagstaff and Kenora – Jump: International Journal of Modern Poetry

Where You Might Have Been When They Took Their Last Breaths(b)OINK Zine

Before She Stopped LivingGordon Square Review

This is Why You Need ThemThe Bookends Review

Road WorkAnomaly Literary Journal

Swing Shifts and Doubles – Ohio’s Best Emerging Poets Anthology 2017

Riding Out #1 and EducationAnti-Heroin Chic

January ManRat’s Ass Review

Seattle – Switchblade Magazine

Part of What We Pass Down Is Silence and Shoveling SnowVolney Road Review

Bastard Girl of Tampa Ray – Switchblade Magazine 

We Were in the SunNeologism Poetry Journal (nominated for Best of the Net 2019)

Death in the Courtyard of the House Where Dennis Hopper Lived – Ohio’s Best Emerging Poets Anthology 2019

Back in the StatesThe Lake

An ArmorNight Music Journal

Missoula and CheyenneLive Nude Poems

Swing Shifts and Doubles – Ohio’s Best Emerging Poets Anthology 2020

Greyhound, Layover, Reno, and In the Shadow of Circling BirdsPunk Noir Magazine

How Far From; Winter Wedding at the VFW; Before the Mind and Body Fail, as Is Their Fate, and Poem for the Going and GonePunk Noir Magazine

Poor Kid’s ObituaryAnti-Heroin Chic

That Night I Left Work with a Pocketful of Cash on Fire – Live Nude Poems

In DreamsCloves Literary