— recipient of the 2003 Fellowship of Southern Writer's
Bryan Family Foundation Drama Prize—was educated by the
Jesuits in Louisiana and received a B.F.A. from Southern Methodist
University in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of "Lone Star,"
"Laundry and Bourbon," Pvt. Wars, The Day
They Shot John Lennon, Fran and Brian, Calvary,
Blue Silence, The Year They Traded Rocky Colavito,
Wild Oats, and Ghost World. His film work includes
Kingfish, The Men's Club, and Sangre.
He teaches regularly at the University of Montana at the writer's
group The Colony,at New River Dramatists in Healing Springs, North
Carolin,a and at Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches, Texas.