Publication Date

Summer 2019

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

David J. Bell (Director), L. Dale Rigby, and Kelly Reames

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts


My thesis project is a draft of a novel. It is literary/realistic fiction telling the story of a single father of a young daughter who struggles with navigating complicated relationships and building a meaningful life for himself and his daughter in their small town. In this draft, the protagonist, Clint, deals with developing new romantic relationships while managing his relationships with his daughter’s mother, her family, and his, as well as recognizing his portion of the blame in the dissolution of his romantic relationship with his daughter’s mother and the biases and expectations that prevent his healing and development.


Creative Writing | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Fiction | Fine Arts

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