a photo of me

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 throwing heavy weights into the air above my head.

Now that you’re here, won’t you lean back, put up your feet, and stay awhile? The chairs are comfy, and Liminal Eyes and Other Unsettling Tales┬áis right there on the shelf.