Creative Writing


“Satisfaction,” Adelaide, April 2018

“After Stephen,” 34th Parallel, February 2018, Issue 50

“She,” Adelaide Literary Award Anthology 2018 (Finalist)

“Sea Creatures,” The Raleigh Review, September/October 2010

“Beef Meat,” The Scrambler, December 2009

Creative Nonfiction/Essays

“Still Standing,” The Acentos Review, February 15, 2018

“MIA,” Gravel, March 2017

“In Transit,”  The Chattahoochee Review, 2011 (Winner, Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction), Vol. 31; 1-2

“Hello Cindy,” Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, November 2009

“Dreamscape,” The Birmingham Arts Journal, Vol. 6; 2


“Intersecciones,” a prose and art collaborative of the Palmetto & Luna Arts Initiative, El Tresome, Summer 2011, Columbia, SC.

“First Snow,” in Quill & Parchment, March 2009


2015 Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence, Connemara, National Parks Service, Flat Rock, NC
• Short story fiction finalist for “Hidden,” and Semifinalist for novel-in-progress, Faulkner Society 2010 Words and Music Competition.
• Winner, 2011 Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction, for “In Transit,” The Chattahoochee Review (Vol. 31; 1-2)

*Oil painting above, Intersecciones, by Alejandro Garcia, Colombia, and Antonio Negrete, Mexico. Imprinted poem by Lisa Lopez Snyder, USA. 2011.

My interpretation of intersections: “Every day the unfamiliar crosses our path. It might be a person, a thing or an event. If we take these things individually, we tend to see them as dichotomies, like love and hate, hot and cold, good and bad. Yet many times these seemingly unfamiliar objects and circumstances are juxtaposed. And should they meet, the dynamics change—and the possibilities…powerful.”