I have an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and write fiction and nonfiction. I am the co-author of MIDNIGHT ASSASSIN: A MURDER IN AMERICA'S HEARTLAND, a true story of crime and justice in early 20th century America. I am the author of the forthcoming book THE CALLED SHOT: BABE RUTH, THE CHICAGO CUBS, AND THE UNFORGETTABLE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON OF 1932, the story of that season in the context of one of the country's most eventful years. I have published a variety of essays on the history of baseball. My fiction has been published in THE NORTH CAROLINA LITERARY REVIEW, and I am a two-time winner of the Doris Betts fiction prize. My story "Boundaries" was award Special Mention in the 2014 PUSHCART PRIZE: BEST OF THE SMALL PRESSES. I live and write in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.