Biography

Reading fiction as the guest reader for the Dubuque Area Writers Guild, June 11, 2008

I am a writing teacher and a fiction author, though not always in that order. I have a chapbook forthcoming from Sunnyoutside Press, and I have a novel and a story collection on the market. I am a recipient of a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship. I have been shortlisted in the Faulkner-Wisdom competition, twice for short fiction and once for my novella; I also have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a storySouth Million Writers Award. I teach writing courses for Pacific Northwest College of Art and Chemeketa Community College, and I serve as production editor for Jersey Devil Press and as prose editor for Unshod QuillsI’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 recently spent two years living in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. I currently live in Portland, Oregon, with my wife and our two cats, Ibsen and Brontë.

Check out the “Publications” page for some of my fiction.

Check out the “Bookshelf” page to see what I’m reading.

Check out the “Curriculum Vitae” page to see more about my professional career.

You can contact me at snoekbrown @ gmail.com