After Fire on the Beach, I began working on non-fiction essays. I published "Crazy White Boy" in the Missouri Review in 2008. Since then I have had some luck placing memoir and outdoors-related essays in Gray's Sporting Journal, The Flyfish Journal, Fish Alaska, Ninth Letter, The Sunand others. This year I won the acclaimed Jeffery E. Smith editor's award from The Missouri Review. I will be giving a reading from the winning essay, "Cafe Misfit" on April 26, in Columbia, Missouri. The next step it to organize my essays into the book of nonfiction.
The outdoor magazines and journals continue to support my work. This year alone I published several times in Gray's. The Flyfish Journal has supported my work and is publishing a feature of mine in the fall of 2016. I just landed an essay in The Alaska Sporting Journal and Wyoming Wildlife. And, this summer I won Second Place in Conservation Writing in a contest supported by the Pew Charitable Trust. If it wasn't for these handfuls of editors who buy my work, I'd wouldn't be able to travel and live the life I live.