Currently residing in the cornfields of the Midwest, I’m a rural American playwright raised in Alabama, New Mexico and West Texas. My aesthetic view is a fusion of Southern Appalachian and Southwest U.S. culture and heavily influenced by the literary genres of Magical Realism, Romanticism and Gothicism. I’m the author of the Southern Gothic crime noir, To Tread Among Serpents (Winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition, O'Neill Semi-finalist); the dark comedy western, The Hall of Final Ruin (Princess Grace Semi-finalist, BAPF Semi-finalist, Renaissance Theaterworks Brink! Award); and A Poison Squad of Whispering Women (BAPF Finalist). Short plays include El Loro, El Gato Y El Espíritu Santo (or The Parrot, the Cat, and the Holy Ghost) (published by YouthPLAYS); Sock Puppet Fetish Noir; and The Show Must NOT Go On! (Cambridge University Press Finalist). My plays have been developed or produced by NyLon Fusion Theatre (NYC), Something Marvelous (Chicago),The Barter Theatre (VA), Renaissance Theaterworks (Milwaukee),The Bechdel Group (NY), Teatro Vivo (Austin), Jacksonville State University (AL), Raíces Theatre Company (Buffalo), Something Something Theatre (Tucson), and the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette (IN). Prominent themes in my writing include women and vice, death, religion, money, race, class, and gender. A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, I have a degree in Theatre Arts and an English Literature minor from the University of New Mexico.