I was born and raised in DeKalb County, Alabama. I now live in Birmingham, Alabama with my wife, Debra. I’ve earned my living as a farm laborer, a grocery clerk, a military intelligence analyst, a revenue agent, and a lawyer. I received an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte. My short fiction has appeared in Southern Humanities Review, The McGuffin, Kennesaw Review, and the Livingston Press anthology, Climbing Mt. Cheaha: Emerging Alabama Writers. The Land of Grace is my first novel.