If you've found your way here, then we have something in common: we both love science fiction and fantasy. If you can never get enough of the stuff, then we really have something in common.
I teach writing and public speaking at the University of California, Berkeley, where I received a doctorate in rhetoric with an emphasis in folklore. As much as I enjoy teaching, I enjoy writing even more. I wrote my first science fiction novel in 1986 (an oddly heartfelt story about alien rats), and I've been writing ever since.
When I'm not teaching or writing, I'm building websites, doing CrossFit, obeying my cats, or eating way too much chocolate.
Now that you're here, won't you lean back, put up your feet, and stay awhile? The chairs are comfy, and my latest novel, Bead's Pickle, is right there on the shelf.
Available now for the Kindle or in print from Amazon, print and ebook from Barnes & Noble, iBook from Apple, and various other electronic formats from Smashwords: Liminal Eyes and Other Unsettling Tales, a collection of eight short stories of fantasy and science fiction.
A crusading widow kidnaps an exceedingly strange girl. A family man sees more than he should. An aging cattle rancher stakes out a bridge to nowhere. An alcoholic ghost squares off against technology. A postal worker investigates a former beau gone up in flames. A Lord Dunsany fan suffers a plague of strangers in the night. A mysterious coin changes a panhandler's life. An alien love moves planets—and destroys worlds.