My essay about the half-million or so sandhill cranes that gather on the central Platte River each spring was published in the fall 2009 issue of The Iowa Review. This essay will be included in Three Rivers, the book I'm currently working on. Click here for a brief excerpt.
Welcome to my website! I'm the author of six award-winning books of creative nonfiction, the most recent of which is Bread: A Memoir of Hunger (University of Missouri Press, fall 2016). I'm a Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where I teach courses in creative nonfiction. Please email me if you would like me to give a reading or book talk or visit your book club.