Welcome to my website! I write short stories, essays, nonfiction books & novels. You can see published examples of the first three categories, and an introduction to my novel, at the menu links above. News about my most recently published projects is below.

Variant visions of the new normal

"Nobody Goes Out Anymore," a multifarious anthology of post-COVID stories, is available online now.  There's a bit of everything in here: hope, horror, heartbreak, romance, religion, race relations, action pieces, family dramas, thought experiments (constructed by people with very different worldviews), etc. I think I've never been in an anthology with quite such a wide … Continue reading Variant visions of the new normal

Beyond reason

"Bound," my odd little fantasy story about a traveler who stumbles into a crisis in a secretive civilization which first embraced and then fled from the mystery and the passion of religion, has just been published by After Dinner Conversation.  (The story is mine; the picture and discussion questions are theirs.) I've been writing and … Continue reading Beyond reason

Sea-Changes: a story of grief and transformation

My story "Sea-Changes," about complicated family love and bereavement (and also about mysterious sea creatures), has been reprinted in Black Hare Press' ebook "Lockdown Fantasy #1," which can be downloaded free through this link: It was first published in 2015 in Donna Quattrone's anthology "Something Rich and Strange," but it seems appropriate for this time … Continue reading Sea-Changes: a story of grief and transformation