REFORMED SOUTHERNER is a publication where I explore fiction in short and serial form, share ridiculous research I perform in the name of storytelling, opine on the mysteries of our lives, and occasionally weigh in on the cultural issues of our time.

I grew up in a small southern town where mispronouncing the name of your birthplace was considered a badge of honor, as well as a sore spot to poke whenever an outsider didn’t have the inside dope. I started telling stories when I was seven and got cast as an orphan in the community theatre production of Oliver Twist. When the lights came up and the audience sat forward to listen, I knew I was hooked.

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An exploration of fiction in short and serial form, ridiculous research performed in the name of storytelling, opining on the mysteries of our lives, and occasionally weighing in on the cultural issues of our time.