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Hi. Thanks for checking out my web site. Let me tell you about my writing.

I left the working world to devote myself full-time to fiction. So far, for good or for ill, I’ve avoided cookie-cutter genres. Every book I’ve written has been about something I feel deeply about. Life’s too short to write someone else’s book. As a result, my stories have ranged far and wide, portraying:

  • A mediocre college athlete during violent 1970s campus protests who is about to graduate.
  • A vain and naïve eighteen-year-old Greek scribe seeking glory on the battlefield, caught up in the collapse of Bronze Age civilization in 1191 B.C.
  • Aristophanes, the Greek comic dramatist in Classical Athens, as he butts heads with the demagogue Cleon (who bears a surprising similarity to a certain 21st century demagogue).
  • A modern-day neurochemist seeking to solve the mystery of human consciousness while winning the man of her dreams—who’s from the wrong side of the tracks, the philosophy department.
  • The Greek poet Homer, who has been struck down and left for dead by an unknown assassin.

I'd describe my aesthetic as follows:

  • Good fiction moves the reader emotionally.
  • To move the reader emotionally, characters are if anything even more important than plot.
  • Good fiction is truth, not artifice. I don’t believe in romanticizing existence. My characters inhabit the world we really live in.
  • Good fiction speaks with a narrative voice custom-made for that specific story.

I hope you want to read, represent, or publish this kind of fiction.

I live in the Midwest and have a wonderful daughter, Emma, who’s the light of my life.