BIO

I’m TJ. I write books (and other things):

Poetry

Fiction 

Nonfiction

I’m grateful to have seen my poems and stories (and other things) appear in a range of publications that I really admire. I also write marketing and development communications for arts and education organizations. Slip on over to the Commonplace (blog) to see what’s on my mind lately.

I make my living teaching.

Mostly what I teach is writing (workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting) and literature. I work with all kinds of students, in all kinds of classroom environments — in K-12 settings, at colleges and universities, and in community arts programs.

For more about Try 101, my open-source guide for anyone who wants to live a creative life of effort + experimentation, click here. (There’s a syllabus and everything!)

I also help other people write books (and other things).

You can click here for a list of my freelance editorial services and rates. If you have a writing project that needs an extra set of eyes (or pair of hands), I’d love to work with you. Just shoot me an email through my Contacts page.

Here’s my full CV, if you’re into that sort of thing. If you prefer the Reader’s Digest version, here’s a two-page resume.