I’m the author of The Tavernier Stones, a #1 Amazon mystery, The Feasts of Lesser Men, and Anatomy of a Spy. In 2011 I was awarded an Independent Publisher (IPPY) gold medal. My short work has appeared in The Austin Review, The MacGuffin, Boston Literary Magazine, The Good Men Project, and elsewhere, and has been read in public by Liars’ League, Lit Crawl, and other venues. I’m the editor of The Lascaux Review.

I was born in Indiana and grew up in Iowa, Kentucky, and Illinois. I earned degrees from the University of Louisville and the University of Illinois, and served in the army with the 8th Infantry Division in Germany during the height of the Cold War.

A mathematician and cartographer by training, I began my career with R.R. Donnelley Cartographic Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at the time the largest custom mapping firm in the country. I’ve also been a chef, a jeweler, and an educator.

My hobbies include art, music, and nature. I’m relearning the piano and clarinet, old friends from boyhood.

Write to me via my Contact Page.

Still alive as of 22 January 2019.