Author of three works of fiction: THE DAYS BETWEEN THE YEARS, finalist for the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction; WHERE THE WOODBINE TWINES, weird fiction, finalist in Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award; MARIAH OF THE SPIRITS, a collection of literary ghost stories, winner of several awards.
Winner of literary fellowships for fiction and literary nonfiction from the NC Arts Council, an agency funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Member of Southern Arts Federation. A member of the NC Humanities Council Road Scholars speakers bureau on the topic "The Audacious and the Fantastic: the Art of Southern Gothic."
An avid supporter of critical thinking, science education, and literary nonfiction about nature and science.