Dear Curious Browser,

I am an avid reader, writer, and life-long mistake-maker. I hope you are, too.

Author Bio

My short stories have appeared in many magazines and anthologies, among them The Year’s Best Science Fiction, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century. I’ve been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy awards, and my first two novels, A Small and Remarkable Life and Valley of Day-Glo, both received nominations for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year.

My many jobs have included paperboy, construction worksite gopher, dishwasher (at a Catholic seminary), creative writing professor, education director for a non-profit literary center, indie bookstore owner, and, most recently, writer/editor of corporate communications for a Fortune 500 company. I earned my bachelor’s in English from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from SUNY Empire State College.

After living most of my life in the cold, dark hinterlands of upstate New York, I now reside in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, although the photo on this page was taken on the beautiful Isle of Capri during my first visit to Italy.