Awards and Publications



  • Winner of NYC Midnight’s 2016 Flash Fiction Challenge  with “Ghost Nines” (top 5 from a field of 2100 writers).
  • Pushcart Prize nomination from Triptych Tales for “Atoms of Jesus.”
  • Winner in NYC Midnight’s 2015 Flash Fiction Challenge, an international 3-round progressive competition, with “Fihimamba” (top 3 from a field of 1500 writers).
  • Winner in the 7th Annual Dialog Only Contest at Bartleby Snopes, with “The Kitchen God.”
  • Finalist in The Molotov Cocktail‘s 2015 Flash Fury competition, with “Monkey Steals the Peaches.”
  • First place in Scribophile’s May 2015 Psychology Flash competition, with “By Any Other Name.”
  • Finalist in NYC Midnight’s 2013 Flash Fiction Challenge, an international 3-round progressive competition, with  “The Night the Moon Never Rose.”
  • Edward Mellon Lectureship 2007 from Florida State University.
  • Scientific American Science & Technology Web Award, 2004, citing “General Chemistry Online!” as one of the 50 best science and technology sites on the web in 2004. The website was also cited by the San Francisco Chronicle, the National Science Teachers Association, and the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. It was awarded an American Library Association CHOICE listing.
  • Profiled in Chemistry, a publication of the American Chemical Society, 2001.
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Best Paper selection for “The Internet Chemistry Set,” presented at ED-MEDIA 2000 in Montreal, Canada.

Short Fiction


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