B.A. in English (Creative Writing) & RTVF (Film) from University of North Texas
Currently resides in Denton, TX
Describe your desk
A small table built by my grandfather. It's a square with four legs that can be folded underneath for traveling purposes. The wood is chipped in some places. There are burn marks from nights of writer's block and light pyromania and I have also carved the word "Lifer" in the bottom right corner.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Texas, in middleclass suburbia, mostly white neighborhood, but fairly mixed. Also spent some time at my family's farm in the country. I suppose this influenced my writing by creating a sentimentality and romanticism in me about my childhood that has carried over into my work. I've read these two afflictions commonly affect Texas writers so perhaps it was inevitable.