If you read my short story, “About the Author,” then you know everything there is to know about me…and about my most secret desires!
I was born in Tennessee and moved to different areas of the United States, due to my father being in the Air Force. Upon his retirement, our family settled down in Arkansas (where my father was born), and where I lived for about 30 years.
I have a degree in English and was working on my Ph.D in English (Miami University; Oxford, Ohio), but later resigned from that program.
I’ve had various jobs, to include Publications’ Editor for the Arkansas Press Association (APA), bookseller, certified teacher of English, Photographer for Bill Clinton (when he was Governor of Arkansas), and oyster shucker. For 10 years, I was a moderator at Mobileread, a site devoted to ebooks and ebook technologies. Although still a moderator there, I’ve chosen to redirect my energies to writing.
My favorite writers include José Saramago, Claude Simon, J.M.G. Le Clézio, Javier Marías, Philip Roth, Robert Walser, Hermann Ungar, Haruki Murakami, Brian Lumley, Kazuo Ishiguro, Marcel Proust, Paul Leppin, Ramsey Campbell, and Clark Ashton Smith. As you can see, my interests range from Modernism to Post-Modernism, along with a scattering of Fantasy/Horror.
I’m currently busy working on a novel (who isn’t? - haha) and about 7 or so longer short stories. I’ve yet to set up a Blog or website, but that will soon change.