I am a journalist. I created the blog You Are Not So Smart.
I cut my teeth as a newspaper reporter covering Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and in the Pine Belt region of the Deep South. Later, I covered things like who tests rockets for NASA, what it is like to run a halfway home for HIV-positive homeless men, and how a family sent their kids to college by making and selling knives.
Since then, I have been an editor, photographer, voiceover artist, television host, public speaker, and tornado survivor. When not writing, I work as a digital media director with Raycom television where I also produced The Green Couch Sessions, a television show focusing on the music of the Deep South.
I am married to Amanda McRaney, and I live in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.