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.
The Lawrence History Center patiently answered my questions while I was researching my novel, and they also sent the novel to some labor scholars who work with them. I was delighted to get the following review from Dexter Arnold, a longtime labor movement worker and member of the United Association of Labor Educators:I’m so glad … Continue reading A delightful book review
My story "Aliens" is now free to read on the website of Mobius: The Journal Of Social Change.Despite the title, this isn't a story about visitors from outer space. Instead it's about the things children (and their adults) hear and think they understand, and about the price we and our neighbors pay for our misunderstandings.As … Continue reading Childhood fears (and grown-up ones)
I've always written and spoken freely about religion and politics, but I'm more apt to avoid writing about, or jumping into online discussions of, sexuality. That feels like such a fraught, tender, intimate subject, so easily damaged and distorted by our culture wars. There's no clear home on either side of those wars for … Continue reading Another Way (essay)
This essay was published in They Call Us Sluts And Prudes, available free online here, in December 2021. The editors advise reader discretion for readers under 18, as some written pieces and images in the zine discuss sexual abuse, sex work, and other sensitive topics. There's also some profane language, as the title suggests. I’m still … Continue reading Another Way (full essay)
I'm delighted that my short story "Humanity," which deals with pandemics and scapegoating in a galaxy far far away (no, not that one, another galaxy...) will be reprinted in Carol Hightshoe's anthology US/THEM, which is available from the publisher and also on Amazon and Smashwords.From the back of the book:"Fear of the Other breeds hatred … Continue reading US/THEM