Like most writers out there, I’ve been writing since I was a kid. I’ve been publishing fiction since my grad-school days, and now I’m the author of four books: my forthcoming story collection, There Is No Other Way to Worship Them (Blue Cactus Press), my fiction chapbooks, Box Cutters (sunnyoutside press) and Where There Is Ruin (Red Bird Chapbooks); and my novel, Hagridden (Columbus Press).
Thanks to Hagridden, I am a recipient of a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship. I also have been shortlisted in the Faulkner-Wisdom competition, twice for short fiction and once for my novella, and I have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist in the 2013 storySouth Million Writers Award. In 2015, I also was a contributor to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
Because I like to preach what I practice (so to speak), I teach college writing courses, give craft lectures, and lead writing workshops. Want to invite me to your campus or your class, in person or via Skype? You’re welcome to email me with inquiries.
I also serve as production editor for Jersey Devil Press and have served as the fiction judge for local literary contests in Oregon and Indiana. And, just for fun, I’m also a dedicated coffee addict and collector of smiley faces.
I was born in Oklahoma but raised mostly in Texas; I’ve also lived in Oregon and Wisconsin, and I love to travel: in addition to driving much of the US, I’ve visited Mexico, Turkey, Canada, Scotland, Austria, The Netherlands, and Thailand. I also lived in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from 2009 to 2011. I currently live in the Tacoma, Washington, with my wife, Jennifer, and our two cats, Ibsen and Brontë.
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You can contact me at snoekbrown @ gmail.com.