Malibu Burning named a Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards
Malibu Burning named Best Historical Nonfiction by “Best of LA.”
L.A.’s longest running spoken words series, The New Short Fiction Series, selected four of his short stories to be presented and read by professional actors.
Admitted to the Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshop
The panel he created and chaired, Emerging from the Slush: How to Get Your Short Story Published, was presented at AWP.
Admitted to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
The writers group he founded, the Malibu Writers Circle, was selected as a presenter for Lit Crawl L.A.
His story, “A Dish Best Served Warm,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Winner of the upstreet short fiction scholarship at the 2016 VCFA Postgraduate Writers’ Conference.