Professional Portfolio

Hello!

I appreciate your interest in my work and look forward to talking with you. If you would like to see my single-page resumé or detailed curriculum vitae, please click on these links: Resumé, CV.

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Associate Publisher, SFK Press, 2017 – 2019

Samples of paperback interiors I designed and laid out (using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop).
Samples of sell sheets I wrote copy for, and designed and laid out (using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop).
Issues of The New Southern Fugitives literary and visual art zine I produced (using MailChimp).

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A pilot in-house newsletter I created to educate novice authors on the business of publishing.
A publishing podcast (the complete season 1) I co-produced and co-hosted with Pinckney Benedict.

Managing Editor, Digital Americana Magazine, 2013 – 2015

My favorite issue.
A short story I edited for style and voice.

Non-Fiction Editor, Rkvry Quarterly Literary Journal, 2012 – 2018

An essay I edited for style and voice.
An essay I edited for style and voice.

Project Editor, ARISE Foundation, 2009 – 2010

Workbooks I edited for ARISE Foundation’s Life Skills curriculum series. ARISE provides life skills and staff training to at-risk youth and the adults who care for them. My tasks for these workbooks included:
• Soliciting writers throughout North America for short stories, personal essays, and poems about youth in gangs or with anger issues.
• Editing ARISE Foundation’s selections to include in two workbooks for Life Skills curriculum series: Gangs: 50 Stories of Fracture Lives and Teen Anger Danger.
• Interviewing adolescent boys in Palm Beach Juvenile Detention Center about their experiences as gang members, and soliciting their feedback on the curriculum series.
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Writing Workshop Facilitator, Horizon Alternative High School, Spring 2021

A zine created by a group of at-risk teens I worked with for 10 weeks. As a writing workshop facilitator, I typically:
  • Motivate groups of at-risk youth in educational or residential settings to use creative writing to regulate emotions and strengthen interpersonal communication skills.
  • Incorporate situation-appropriate writing prompts and exercises to encourage individual participation and foster collaborative attitude within group.  
  • Assist youth in creating a zine or website to showcase their writing, so they can see they’re capable of creating literary work of value.

Writing Workshop Facilitator, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, Fall 2020

A zine created by a group of at-risk teens I worked with for 10 weeks (clicking on the image will lead you away from this web page to the host website of the zine).

Chaotic Masterpiece

Creative Writing Instructor, Various, 2010 – Present

Some outlines for academic courses and community workshops I’ve designed and taught.

Writing

Everyone deserves to have a passion or two! One of mine is creative writing. These are press releases for my three books: Carousel: A Novel (2020, Inanna Publications), Death Is a Side-Effect: Poems (2019, Frog Hollow Press), and The Poor Children: Stories (Santa Fe Writers Project, 2015).