Writing is something that you can never do as well as it can be done. It is a perpetual challenge and it is more difficult than anything else that I have ever done—so I do it. And it makes me happy when I do it well.” ― Ernest Hemingway, On Writing
Dr. Cross is the author of Black Bear Creek: Stories (Southeast Missouri State UP, 2021), which won a 2022 Independent Press Award for short story collections. His work has appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Big Muddy, Puerto del Sol (forthcoming) and elsewhere.
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2015
M.A., English, UNC Charlotte, 2006
B.A., Shepherd College, 2003
Publications May 2020 to April 2021
Black Bear Creek: Stories. Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2021. http://www.semopress.com/books/black-bear-creek-stories/
Creative Writing and Composition