Almost two dozen magazines have published my short stories and I am a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, Carteret Writers, and a local critique group. I have also conducted interviews with editors from around the world for an online journal.
I grew up on a dairy farm in Spotsylvania, VA and ended up living across the Rappahannock River in Stafford, VA. From there, I commuted by train to the Pentagon for years to work on defense budgets until escaping the long commute and DC politics. My wife and I moved to New Bern, NC. A place we had never been to before.
I have been writing for most of my life. Between family, work, and college night courses, I became an expert at writing unpublishable books. However, I messed up recently and completed two publishable, edited novels. One is science fiction where a lonely, unemployed chemist has too much time on his hands. The other is short stories, some previously published, about life on a commuter train. I am currently searching for representation and may soon rely on my inexperience at self publishing.
Currently, I am working on a third book about a high school teenager who inherits the formula for a special rocket fuel after his father dies. He finds that the janitor owns an Atlas rocket.
When I am not writing, I volunteer at two non-profits. For one, I mostly write grants. The other I try to make people’s lives a little better.
Publications and Prizes
Bartleby Snopes, Breakfast All Day, Down in the Dirt, Fayrdaw, Ink Monkey Magazine, Liquid Ohio, Nebo, New England Writers Network, Ray's Road Review, Sanskrit, Short Stories Bimonthly, Slow Trains, SNReview, The Corner Club Press, The Piker Press, Timber Creek Review, Writers for Readers
2011 first place VA Writers fiction contest Golden Glib
2014 VA Writers Summer Shorts honorable mention
2014 third place VA Writers Fiction Golden Glib
Jules Verne, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Sherman Alexie, Lorrie Moore, Joe Haldeman, Brian Aldiss, Charles Yu, Ursula K. Le Guin, Douglas Adams, Owen Egerton, Kazuo Ishiguro, and many others
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Listing last updated: July 10, 2016