"For Those About to Rock, We Salute You," Menda City Review

"May 1986 we opened for Mötley Crüe at the Santa Monica Civic. Three thousand people. September '86, Poison and DIO, Special Guests Juggernott. Four thousand. Monsters of Rock, 1988, Long Beach California. Metallica. Dokken. Scorps. Van Halen. And us. Juggernott and thirty thousand screaming psychos.

"Second stage, but still."


"El Dorado," The Coachella Review

"Our swamp cooler's busted, so I was in the porch chair deciding if it was hotter in or out when a horn in the driveway made me jump."



2014 NEA Distinguished Fellow, Hambidge Center for the

Creative Arts and Sciences

"Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber."


2013 Ragdale Foundation Fellow

"Ragdale annually hosts more than 150 artists, writers, choreographers and composers at all stages of their careers for 2-6 week residencies, making it one of the largest interdisciplinary artist communities in the country. Ragdale offers a retreat setting where at any given time, a dozen creative individuals experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work, a supportive environment, dynamic artist exchanges, 50 acres of idyllic prairie and a family-style dinner each evening."


2012 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow

"Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship that aims to provide new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. During the eight month fellowship, each Emerging Voices Fellow participates in a professional mentorship, hosted Q & A evenings with prominent local authors, a series of master classes focused on genre, a voice class, a volunteer project, and several public readings."