I'm formally retired from full-time teaching, but I continue to teach courses on my major fields of interest: modern drama, creative writing (especially poetry), as well as religion and literature. I've written two books on modern drama, Shaw and Christianity and The Vital Lie: Reality and Illusion in Modern Drama. My books of poems include The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat, A Small Thing Like a Breath, The Search for Wonder in the Cradle of the World and The Man Who.

I received the Novello Prize from the Novello Festival Press of Charlotte for my first novel, Leaving Maggie Hope, and in 2007 I published The Three Great Secret Things, a sequel to the first novel.

I regularly give poetry workshops at Queens University of Charlotte, and I've served as Writer-in-Residence at Lenoir Rhyne College. I also received the Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.