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I have won awards

and I have all my teeth.

Robert's first book, AMONG OTHER THINGS, a collection of essays, won the inaugural Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose and is published by Pleiades Press.

His collection of short stories, I AM HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS, will be published by Sundress Publications in early 2020.

His first novel, WEIRD PIG, won the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel. It will be published by SEMO Press in October 2020.

Robert has won a Pushcart Prize for his fiction. Six of his essays have been listed as "Notable" in the Best American Essays anthologies. 

He has won fiction and nonfiction contests at The Cincinnati Review, Willow Springs, American Literary Review, and The Journal, and he has published short stories and essays in such magazines as Agni, Crazyhorse, Electric Literature, and Kenyon Review Online.

He earned a Ph.D. in English with a Creative Writing emphasis at the University of Missouri.

He lives in Kansas City.

In addition to writing his own work, he is a freelance editor / writer / ghostwriter.

Please don’t hesitate to contact him with an inquiry, using the Contact page.