Thank you for visiting my site! I’m the author of the young adult novel A SERIES OF SMALL MANEUVERS, as well as the award-winning story collection CLOSE IS FINE. To purchase either, please check out the Books page.


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New Short Story at BULL {Men's Fiction}

BULL {Men’s Fiction} has published “Quarry Day,” my latest short story. It’s a story about youth, patience, rocks, and love. Give it a read!


SMALL MANEUVERS Discussion Guide

Interested in a A Series of Small Maneuvers Discussion Guide for your classroom or your book club? Well, here ya go! SMALL MANEUVERS Discussion Guide


A SERIES OF SMALL MANEUVERS Wins the Reading the West Award

The Mountain & Plains Independent Booksellers Association has awarded A Series of Small Maneuvers the 2015 Reading the West Award in Children’s/YA Literature. Congratulations to S.M. Hulse (Black River) and Lesley Poling-Kempes (Ladies of the Canyons), the winners in Fiction and Nonfiction!


SMALL MANEUVERS Shortlisted for the Reading the West Prize

A Series of Small Maneuvers has been shortlisted for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association’s Reading the West Prize. The complete list of titles can be found here: Reading the West Shortlist.


Midwestern Gothic Interview

Midwestern Gothic was kind enough to ask me a few questions about A Series of Small Maneuvers, Wisconsin, and writing YA. Read the full interview here.


HuffPo Reviews A SERIES OF SMALL MANEUVERS

Huffington Post blogger and YA author Melanie Bishop says A Series of Small Maneuvers is one of the best books she’s read this year, “in any genre.” Click here for her full review.


The Story Behind the Story

Want to know the story behind A Series of Small Maneuvers? Check out this series of blog posts I wrote for Ooligan Press: Part I, Part II, Part III.


A SERIES OF SMALL MANEUVERS in the Eugene Weekly

The Eugene Weekly wrote about A Series of Small Maneuvers and the book tour I’m trying to set up in support of it.


One Last Glimpse

Canoe & Kayak has published “One Last Glimpse,” my reflection on the recent environmental tragedy on the Animas River near Durango, Colorado.


SMALL MANEUVERS on Pinterest

The nice folks at Ooligan Press have set up a Pinterest board for A Series of Small Maneuvers!