His stories have won Poets & Writers’ WEX Award, Philadelphia Stories’ Marguerite McGlinn contest, Baltimore City Paper’s story contest and have been published in Arkansas Review, Mississippi Review, Gargoyle, Popshot, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Little Patuxent Review, and Saranac Review. A novella-length story appeared in December Magazine. He has stories forthcoming in J Journal and Raritan. In September 2019 his story collection was named a finalist in the Orison Book Contest, judged by Victor LaValle. His non-fiction has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Sewanee Review, New York Daily News, Sun Sentinel, Bethesda Magazine and has been accepted by USA Today. He studied with Hanna Tinti at the One Story 2016 Writer’s Conference and with Richard Bausch at Sewanee Writers Conference in July 2018. He has an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. For twenty-two years, he has taught high school in Baltimore City.