Veteran of the game, new to the hustle (so to speak).
I am a writer by profession and by preference. A dyed-in-the-wool devotée of speculative fiction, I prefer to write genre pieces, although I am drawn to any story that addresses the question, “What does it mean to be human?” I am the author of four novels and countless short stories. Click around on the site and you may just find I dabble in poetry on occasion (I make zero promises as to quality).
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English – Creative Writing at the University of Rochester (Rochester, New York, USA), during which I had the opportunity to study with MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow Joanna Scott. During my tenure at Rochester, one of my short pieces was submitted for critique in a special workshop with Nobel laureate JM Coetzee. I also interned at the Writers’ Center at the prestigious Chautauqua Institution.
I earned my Master of Arts in Journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill School of Journalism, where I had the distinct privilege of working with Pulitzer-winning narrative nonfiction master Jon Franklin. It was the honor of a lifetime to have the late Haynes Johnson, noted for his Pulitzer-winning coverage of the Civil Rights movement, oversee my successful defense of my thesis, Degrees of Access: Realities and Mentalities Preventing Wide-Scope Coverage of the Iraq War by Embedded Reporters—From “Shock and Awe” to “Mission Accomplished” (March 21 – May 1, 2003).
Currently, I am unrepresented. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my fiancée, Karen, and our four intractable felines.