Almost two dozen magazines have published my short stories and I am a member of the North Carolina Writers' Network and a local critique group. Along the way, I wrote dozens of book reviews for a newspaper and for several years conducted interviews with editors for an online magazine.
I also became an expert at writing unpublishable books. However, I messed up 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.
I grew up on a dairy farm in Spotsylvania, VA and ended up living across the river in Stafford, VA. For years, I commuted by train to the Pentagon and managed defense budgets until I had enough of the long commute and DC politics. I moved with my wife to New Bern, NC, a place I had never been to before.
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: March 29, 2016