The Gravedigger, a Novel


Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, 2006

Borders Original Voices Selection

Booklist Book of the Year, 2006

The Arsenic Lobster, a Memoir

Spuyten Duyvil


"Top Five Memoir of 2009"--Sacramento News & Review

Domestic Disturbances, Fictions

Small Press Distribution


ForeWord Magazine Finalist for Best Short Story Collection of 2013

Publisher's Weekly Book of the Year, 2013

Small Press Distribution, Book of the Year, 2013

The Glob Who Girdled Granville and The Secret Lives of Actors, Novellas

Kissing the Lobster, a Memoir

Spuyten Duyvil Press


Two Essays From the Book ("Honor" and "Passion") Have Received Honorable Mention in Best American Essays and two  more essays ("Pain" and "Humility") have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize