About This Guy
Growing up in small town Iowa, I was that awkward, horror obsessed kid. You know, the one with the lifesize poster of Freddy in his room. Shortly after crashing and burning in college, I spent the next 23 years in the Army JAG Corps, living everywhere from Korea to Germany, Iraq and several points in between.
The Good Stuff
Along the way, I managed to trick a woman out of my league into marrying me. She, knowing me better than I know myself, convinced me to change my degree plan from Criminal Justice to Creative Writing... and I've never been happier. Armed with my Masters degree and a wealth of life experience, I forge onward into the literary unknown.
At the moment, I am a college professor of English and a writing mentor with the Horror Writers Association, both of which I find extremely fulfilling.
2020 - Runner up in the Writers' League of Texas worldwide manuscript competition for my dark MG story The God Thieves: Hunger of Ammit.
2020 - Awarded third place in the Caprock Writers and Illustrators Alliance Short Story Competition for my story Tornado Alleys.
2019 - Competed in the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge starting 12 July 2019! I had the pleasure writing a Rom Com story for the first time, which only required a few stitches to my forehead after banging it on the wall repeatedly. Didn't make it as far as I would have liked, but meh.
2018 - Made it to the final round of the year-long NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge. Five rounds... 3,000 competitors worldwide... FUN!
2014 - Writers' League of Texas manuscript competition finalist for my YA novel Deadver. It was a good first attempt that has evolved since then.
Who Brad is Affiliated With
Horror Writers Association
Writers' League of Texas
National Society of Leadership and Success
International English Honor Society
Georgia Military College
Adjunct Instructor of English
Rescue Transport USA
Animal transport from one shelter to the next
Still Serving Veterans
I can't thank them enough