Hello and Welcome to Carriage Return, my bit of the World Wide Web. Writer, editor, professor, and publisher, my career has taken me from encrypting classified messages for the military and covering school board meetings for a small county paper to moving documentation from traditional printing outfits to print-on-demand operations and publishing literary journals. Use this site to learn more about my credentials and view some of my writing samples.
What's been happening over the last few months?
Recently, I published the Southern Food issue of 2nd & Church. Currently, we're on a sabbatical for the rest of this year while I finish my first novel. Oh, Brittany Eldridge (our associate editor) will keep this site populated with fresh literary content, thanks to our business partners over at JKS Communications, and she may have a few surprises in store for our readers in the months to come, as well.
Last year, I finished editing Go for Orbit, the memoir of Former Astronaut Rhea Seddon. The book was published in the summer of 2015, and it’s in a third printing. Click here to order a copy.
I'm still teaching an online section of English at Western Kentucky University, and I continue to attend local literary events throughout Middle Tennessee as time allows. In May, I’ll participate in a publishing panel with the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild.
2nd & Church at the Southern Festival of Books
Poetry Editor Alvin Knox (L) and Managing/Fiction Editor Roy Burkhead (R) spent part of the festival catching up and talking about the journal's plans. Alvin is an English professor at Middle Tennessee State University, and Roy is a writer and editor in corproate America, as well as an adjunct English professor at Western Kentucly University.